Minister Dincu thanks the Americans

The Minister of National Defense, Vasile Dîncu, had, on Monday, a telephone conversation with the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America, Lloyd J. Austin III, announces the Romanian official. The two officials discussed security in the Black Sea region, as well as the operationalization of the allied fighting group in Romania.

“I had a telephone conversation today with the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America, Lloyd J. Austin III.
Our discussion included topical issues for cooperation between Romania and the US, but focused on developments in the security situation in the Black Sea region, in the context of the war in Ukraine and NATO efforts to strengthen the Allied position on the eastern flank. Last but not least, we talked in detail about the status and operationalization of the allied fighting group in Romania.We thank the United States for its commitment and consistent contribution to ensuring the security of NATO’s eastern flank, including in the Black Sea region; repositioning of the Stryker Battalion, the deployment of F-16 and F-18 aircraft for the consolidation of the Reinforced Air Police missions in Romania, being just a few concrete examples of the solidity of the transatlantic relationship.

During the talks, we both expressed our concern about the current situation in Ukraine and reiterated our strong condemnation of the conflict, of the crimes committed in Bucea and in other localities in the neighboring country, for which Russia bears full responsibility. At the same time, we discussed the much-needed humanitarian support for Ukraine, but also the need to coordinate actions to ensure its assistance.

Last but not least, we talked about the excellent relationship between the US and Romania and agreed to continue contacts and cooperation, bilaterally and at the Allied level, to significantly and sustainably strengthen the position of defense and deterrence on the eastern flank and take important decisions. this sense “, Vasile Dîncu also writes.

As with the Romanian mercenaries

Recently, the Romanian Minister of Defense also commented on the accusations regarding the movement of some Romanian mercenaries to Ukraine. It is a propaganda process, a false information, said the Romanian dignitary. He claims that the information is false and that it can be verified that many Romanians have crossed the border into Ukraine.

Russia’s Defense Ministry has announced that Ukrainian forces are backed by thousands of foreign mercenaries. About 1,500 Romanians are among the foreign fighters, the Russians claim. The Russian authorities have not provided any evidence for the allegations.


Source: Cotidianul RO by www.cotidianul.ro.

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