Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Marcel Ciolacu said on Friday that any form of threat from the Russian Federation is "unacceptable," claiming that Moscow is "disturbed" that Romania is and is consolidating as the safest country in its region." "Any form of threat from the Russian Federation is unacceptable!
"Moscow calls on Eastern European partners to weigh the risks and consider the consequences of deploying the US military on a rotating basis on their territory," said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
It is now about the emergence of a permanent military contingent of the United States and its allies in Eastern Europe in places they have never been before.
Today, the ambassadors of NATO member states are discussing this in Brussels.
"We regret the announcement by the US government that it intends to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, although we share concerns about Russia's implementation of the provisions of that agreement," reads the letter signed by the foreign ministers of ten NATO member states.
Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos will on Wednesday take part in the NATO defense ministers teleconference to discuss the alliance's response to the Covid-19 crisis.
As well as ensuring the safety of allied troops and personnel, NATO is coordinating military support to allies in response to the pandemic.
The Minister of Defence, Nicolae Ciuca, on Sunday underscored, in his message for the NATO Day, that the North Atlantic Alliance has been playing an important role in battling the crisis generated by COVID-19.
The North-Atlantic Alliance has made it possible to strengthen security at the regional and global level and create the conditions for the complementarity of the activities carried out together with the European Union in areas of common interest for the two international organizations, reads a message delivered on Sunday by President Klaus Iohannis on the occasion of the NATO Day.
North Macedonia on Friday officially became the 30th member of the NATO military alliance.
"North Macedonia is now part of the NATO family, a family of 30 nations and almost 1 billion people. A family based on the certainty that, no matter what challenges we face, we are all stronger and safer together," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement. [AP]
NATO ambassadors will meet at their Brussels headquarters on Jan. 6 as Middle East tensions mount after U.S. forces killed a top Iranian general.
"The North Atlantic Council will address the situation in the region," a NATO official said.
"The secretary general decided to convene the meeting of NATO ambassadors following consultations with allies."