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  • Lithuania and Romania demand that NATO’s presence be strengthened for protection against Russia

    Lithuania and Romania are seeking opportunities to strengthen security and increase deterrents against aggression. The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, and the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, demand an increased presence of NATO in their countries. The heads of both countries stated this during a joint press conference in Vilnius during President Iohannis’s visit to Lithuania, Deutsche Welle reported.

    “We understand the ongoing situation in Romania in the Black Sea that arose …

  • US Deputy Defense Secretary: Putin's threats over missile defense shield are problematic

    As was stated by the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, Robert Work, the Pentagon is concerned about statements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding threats against Russia due to the placement of U.S. ABM systems, The Wall Street Journal reports.

    “We would like to ask Russia to think about what they are saying, because we intend to cooperate with them wherever possible. However, such threats are highly problematic and of serious concern to us,” Work said.

    On the 13th of May, Work …

  • US to unveil European missile defense system

    The US’s European missile defense system will be officially declared operational on Thursday, despite Russia’s objections, Reuters reported.

    The announcement will come almost a decade after Washington first proposed such a system.

    US and NATO officials will gather in Deveselu, Romania for the inauguration of the missile defense site, the construction of which was finished in 2015.

    Construction of a second site in Poland is slated to begin on May 13th, and is due to be completed in 2018. …

  • Ukraine and Romania sign agreement on visa-free travel

    The Foreign Ministry’s press service reported that the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Romania, Pavlo Klimkin and Lazăr Comănescu signed an agreement on the 6th of May on the waiver of fees for the registration of Romanian, long-term stay (national) visas for Ukrainians.

    The Agreement was signed during the working meeting of the Ministers that will take place in the urban-type settlement Solotvyno. The Consulate of Romania will be opened before the meeting in Solotvyno.

    The press …

  • Moldova and the US begin joint military exercises

    Moldova and the US began joint military exercises on May 3rd. As Radio Svoboda reported, the exercises, codenamed Dragon Pioneer 2016, will last more than two weeks, and will involve more than 200 US soldiers.

    The American servicemen arrived on the territory of Moldova from Romania on May 2nd.

    The pro-Russian opposition Socialist Party of Moldova called on their supporters to block the route of the US military, though only ten individuals participated in the blockade, and the column was …

  • US sends fifth generation fighter to Romania for Black Sea exercises

    The US Air Force has sent F-22 Raptors from the UK to Romania to participate in exercises in the Black Sea region, Reuters reported.

    Two of the 5th generation stealth fighters and one KC-135 tanker were sent to the Mihail Kogălniceanu Airbase in Romania in order to participate in exercises to support the eastern NATO member states.

    Earlier, the US European Command (EUCOM) reported that the US Air Force had transferred the F-22s to the UK for exercises.

    The US first deployed the multi-purpose …

  • Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria discuss possibility of creating joint army brigade

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, discussed the possibility of creating a joint military brigade with Romania and Bulgaria during his visit to Bucharest.

    “We have discussed the possibility of creating a Ukrainian-Romanian-Bulgarian brigade based on the model of the Ukrainian-Lithuanian-Polish brigade, as we have had a very positive experience implementing that agreement, during the President of Bulgaria’s visit to Kiev and in today’s negotiations. I’m sure that such steps will …

  • Ukraine and Romania agree to create NATO-led Black Sea fleet

    Ukraine and Romania have agreed to create a NATO-led fleet in the Black Sea, Dozhd reported, with reference to 112 Ukraine.

    The matter was discussed during Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s visit to Romania.

    "In the face of continued aggression by Russia, Ukraine and Romania pay special attention to the security situation in the Black Sea region. We are condemned by the President of Russian to the militarization of the Crimean Peninsula, [and the] occupation of Crimea,” Poroshenko stated. …

  • Romania hopes decision on NATO Black Sea fleet will be made in the coming months

    According to Activenews reports, Romanian Minister of Defense Mihnea Motoc hopes that the decision to create a NATO fleet of Romanian, Ukrainian and Georgian ships will be made at the coming summit of the Alliance that should take place in July in Warsaw.

    According to the Minister, this group, which will be established in the Black Sea basin will be a sizeable brigade of Romanian, Ukrainian and Georgian naval forces. Motoc also emphasized that Romania hopes that a decision “on the prevention …

  • Opponents to the union of Moldova and Romania protested in Chisinau

    Newsmaker reported that a protest took place on the 27th of March against the movement to reunify Moldova with Romania near the monument of Stefan cel Mare. About 100 people attended the rally. They marched through the city from the Arch of Victory in the Great National Assembly Square to the monument.

    The protest was led by the leader of the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova, Igor Dodon, the Chairman of the Association of Historians Pro-Moldova, Petro Shornikov, the Chairman of …