The war leading to former Yugoslavia dissolution has ended for 22 years but the peace in the Balkans remains fragile. Thus, international troops of NATO members and partners still are deployed in Kosovo.
There are also 41 best soldiers of Moldova Army including a bomb squad of 7 members, together with ones from Italy, Slovenia and Austria taking part in patrol operations and guard over the military objectives for 6 months.
Our soldiers have left for Kosovo four months ago and are staying in the Italian military base of Vilaggio Camp.
The soldiers declare that the mission helps them improve their profession.
"I urge all those who want to fulfill the military service need to prove they are real men, participate in these missions in order to enrich their professional experience," said Miron Cristian, senior sergeant.
"Every soldier in the National Army who wants to grow up in his career, he has to learn, to get something new then should join himself in this mission," said Alexandru Troscenco, deputy commander of bomb squad.
One of the responsibilities of KFOR troops is to ensure the security of the Visoki Deceani monastery, the heart of Serbian Orthodoxy.
"Today we had patrols around the monastery," said Victor Cibotaru, Lieutenant.
The Visoki Deceani monastery used to be target of lots of attacks after it had been founded. Fortunately, it still resists and looks impeccable today.
The Austrian, Slovenian and Italian soldiers have only praise words for their Moldovan colleagues.
"As a commander, I am pleased and I feel honored to co-ordinate the Moldovan soldiers, I have full confidence in them, I treat them like the other soldiers in the base," said Federico Ceccaroli, battalion commander.
The locals are not disturbed by the military presence. In contrast, they are grateful for their peace.
"Since they've been here in 2000, we feel guarantee in the future."
The first Moldovan contingent was deployed in Kosovo in 2014. Now there are over five thousand troops from 31 countries, ten times less than 18 years ago when conflicts were unstoppable.