Moldova’s defence ministry announced on Monday that its troops would take part in a major joint military exercise alongside detachments from the US, Georgia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and host Romania.

Dubbed “Platinum Eagle” the four-day exercise is designed to help coordinate the command-and-control capabilities of the participating nations, as well as their ability to work together during complex battlefield deployments.

The move is likely to spark the ire of Moldova’s staunchly pro-Russian Pr...

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