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Moldova. 2007 ‘Stockpile Management and Security.’ National Report of Moldova on its Implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 5, p. 4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Moldova to the United Nations. 30 April

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5. Stockpile Management and Security

Weapons and ammunition belonging to Moldovan Armed Forces and the Ministry of Internal Affairs are stored and kept in accordance with Regulations and instructions in place. Inter alia, the following requirements and regulations must be taking into account while planning locations for storage facilities:

- the ground conditions must be proven to be geographically stable (maximum angle varies within 2-3 degrees) and the surface must be such that the facility is accessible all the times and during all weather conditions,
- the location must have a natural camouflage preventing storages from air and ground observation and providing appropriate ventilation from any direction,
- the location must be away from areas susceptible to flooding and factories eliminating gases and steams into atmosphere that can harmfully affect arms and ammunition stockpiles and therefore reducing their lifetime,
- located close enough to roads and sources of water and electricity,
- the locations planned for storage facilities that would contain artillery ammunitions must be located 10-15 km. away from populated areas.

The transfer of weapons constituted the States property for the purpose of possession and use by the Ministry of Defence, the National Security Service, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and by other official organisations is established by the Government. The operational orders define the inventory control as well as requirements for proper and secure storage of weapons and ammunitions in the National Army, Minister oflnterior and National Security Service.

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