Ministry of National Defence
Former President Traian Basescu stated, on Thursday, at the Bucharest Court of Appeals (CAB), that no student of the Navy Institute went willingly to the counterintelligence officer, but that they were called.
The Romanian serviceman who lost his life on Thursday in Afghanistan is corporal third class Ciprian-Stefan Polschi, who was a driver with the command structures of NATO in Kabul, the Ministry of National Defence informs. "The serviceman lost his life following the detonation of a car bomb, near the Green Zone of Afghanistan's capital, while driving a service vehicle.
Defence Minister Gabriel Les met on Thursday in Helsinki with his Greek counterpart, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, on the sidelines of the informal meeting of EU defence ministers; the two top officials discussed the "excellent Romanian - Greek military cooperation", the Ministry of National Defence (MApN) said in a release.
Romanian and Hungarian experts have discussed the controversial situation of the Valea Uzului cemetery at a working meeting. Romania's Ministry of National Defence (MApN) reports that the working meeting of the experts was held in Bucharest on Wednesday in an attempt to look into shared interest in war cemeteries and memorials.
Minister of National Defence Gabriel Les reiterated the importance of allied unity and indivisibility "as fundamental prerequisites in building the coherent response to the current challenges," at the meeting of the ministers of defence from NATO member states, held in Brussels.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) on Wednesday celebrates the National Flag Day, which "gives the possibility to all Romanians to show their attachment to one of the symbols of our national identity and unity," reads a release of the MAE sent to AGERPRES.
Heroes Day is celebrated on Thursday, June 6, on Ascension Day, all over the country through military and religious ceremonies, wreaths laying at the tombs and memorials of the heroes fallen in the line of duty, over time, on the battlefields. The Ministry of National Defence is organising today military and religious ceremonies dedicated to Heroes Day in all major garrisons of the country.
National Defence Minister Gabriel Les stated on Friday, after the news regarding the five servicemen injured while on a mission in Afghanistan, that "people are still dying for Romania's security," underscoring that it's important for the Army not be introduced "in political games" and the endowment programmes be continued. "There are five Romanian servicemen who were injured in this incident.
President Klaus Iohannis on Friday sent a message following an attack in Afghanistan that left five Romanian soldiers injured. "Our hearts go out to the soldiers who were injured in Afghanistan today while performing a specific mission in the war zone along with American soldiers.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila wished good health to the five Romanian soldiers who were injured on Friday while on a mission in Afghanistan, mentioning that together with the National Defence Minister, she made sure that the servicemen receive the best medical care. "I wish good health and strength to our servicemen injured on a mission in Afghanistan!