Contents tagged with Romania

  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin deletes tweets on conflict with Romanian authorities

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin deleted all the tweets about his conflict with the Romanian authorities, who denied airspace access to a plane with him on board on July 28, Meduza website reports.

    Rogozin, who is under EU sanctions, intended to fly to Chișinău to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the peacekeeping operation in Transnistria. He was invited by the Moldovan president.

    Before the trip, the Russian official was warned that he should fly in a commercial, not a military …

  • Romanian Foreign Minister accuses Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin of deliberately creating problems between countries

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin tried to cross the Romanian air border to demonstrate that sanctions do not work, Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said.

    “In my opinion, the whole issue with the flight over Romania was a deliberate attempt to create problems between Romania and Russia,” he said on Monday on the Romanian television channel Antena 3.

    Melescanu also said that the lives of passengers on board the aircraft were not in any danger.

    The head of the Romanian …

  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin threatened sanctions against those who prevented him from visiting Moldova

    Russia is preparing sanctions against those involved in denying Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin entry into Romanian airspace. The incident prevented him from making a planned visit to Moldova, said Rogozin during an interview on channel Russia 24, reports TASS.

    "There will be an answer, of course. We will definitely establish who was behind these decisions in Chisinau, Bucharest, Budapest and Brussels. We will identify the persons who made these decisions. Our sanctions will be …

  • Romania did not allow the plane with Russian Prime Minister Rogozin into its air space

    Romania did not allow a S7 Airlines passenger flight that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin was on board, into its airspace. He was traveling to Moldova for a meeting with President Igor Dodon. After making a turn, the plane was forced to leave for an airport in Belarus.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania confirmed that the aircraft with Rogozin on board was not allowed to fly in the airspace of the country. At the airport in Chisinau, where the plane was supposed to land, …

  • US State Department approves sale of Patriot missile system to Romania

    The U.S. State Department approved the sale of Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems to Romania, according to a report from a Pentagon agency said.

    The planned sale will be in the amount of $3.9 billion. The contract for providing the missile systems is with Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin. In total, seven systems will be sent to the country, as well as radar equipment, guidance systems and other necessary equipment.

    “Romania will use the missile systems to strengthen defense and counter …

  • Romanian President: NATO has to maintain its dialogue with Russia while continuing ‘deterrence policy’ towards it

    Klaus Johannis, the President of Romania expressed the opinion that negotiations with Russia on its actions in the region are possible only under NATO's “deterrence policy.”

    “I think we need a dialogue, but we also need what we are working on in NATO, a powerful deterrence policy. Such a combination of deterrence and dialogue should lead to a solution that is acceptable to all parties,” Johannis said at a meeting with US President Donald Trump.

    Johannis added that “Moscow’s aggression against …

  • Eight NATO сountries to send soldiers to join new brigade in Romania

    Eight NATO country members are ready to assign their own military forces to the creation of a new multinational brigade in Romania, which will guarantee the ground presence strength of the Black Sea region, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels.

    “We are strengthening our regional positions in the air and on the ground on the basis of the multinational brigade in Romania. Eight allies have pledged to provide the brigade’s personnel. And five allies are …

  • Stoltenberg announced NATO’s intention to support allies in the Black Sea

    NATO is going to reinforce its defense and "support allies" in the Black Sea as stated by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a telephone conversation with the Foreign Minister of Romania, Teodor Meleșcanu, as reported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    "Romania has expressed a strong commitment to deepening transatlantic relations and implementing all obligations concerning the allocation of resources necessary to the line of defense," the message says.

    It also indicated …

  • Warships from four NATO countries will carry out air defense exercises during Black Sea drills

    On the 13th of February, warships from Canada, Spain, Romania, and Bulgaria will practice air defense maneuvers and responses to simulated enemy attacks, the press service of the Bulgarian Defense Ministry reported.

    “Tactical maneuvering, air defense, responses to different surface attacks, helicopter cargo deliveries, and other maneuvers will be practiced during these PASSEX-type exercises (passing exercise). These exercises will take place on the 13th of February in the Black Sea,” the …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry called Romania a threat after US deployed missile shield to the country

    Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, director of the Fourth European Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, stated that Moscow considers Romania a country which poses a threat to the safety of Russia, after the appearance of elements of a US anti-missile shield on its territory.

    “Romania’s stance and the stance of its leadership, who have turned the country into an outpost, is a clear threat to us. The Romanian side has been told this, even publicly,” Botsan-Kharchenko noted.

    According to him, …