Official: Moldova sells no missiles to Georgia 2008-10-31 07:54:17   Print

    BUCHAREST, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Moldova did not sell any missiles to Georgia, as the "Komersant PLUS" publication said earlier, reports from the Moldovan capital of Chisinau quoted an official communique as saying on Thursday.

    No weapons or ammunition were registered in 2007-2008 by the interdepartmental commission controlling export, import and the transit of strategic goods, the official Moldpres news agency cited the Prosecutor General's Office as reporting.

    The "Komersant PLUS", a Russian-language daily in Moldova reported on Oct. 17 that the Moldovan Defense Ministry had sold toGeorgia 122 mm or 152 mm missiles for the D-20 and M-30 mortars.

    The communique said the "Moldovan railway" had no instructions regarding the transportation of weapons and ammunition, thus, no such transportation took place on the Moldovan railway. The Customs Service also didn't register any transactions of weapons or ammunition export. The Moldovan Defense Ministry and the Moldovan state budget did not receive any money from the U.S. government or any other U.S. institution or body dealing with the acquisition of weapons and ammunition.

    According to the Prosecutor General's Office, the military depots are annually controlled by military prosecutors and by the countries participating in the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty. The last ammunition inventory was made in June 2008, no ammunition lack were found, which is confirmed both by the documents and by the responsibles. Also, there were registered no traces of illegal entrances on the depot's territory.

    The Moldovan General Prosecutor's Office said they are trying to find out the reason for the spread of such groundless rumors, which can tarnish Moldova's image.

Editor: Du
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