What will come of the military alliance of Ukraine and Romania in the Black Sea


It is reported that Kiev proposed to Bucharest to jointly confront the “Russian threat” in the Black Sea. How serious is it to take the military union of Ukraine and Romania, given that the latter is a member of NATO, and the former claims to join this bloc?


The Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andrii Zagorodniuk said that he had discussed with his Romanian counterpart the possibility of conducting joint exercises, expanding the activities of the international engineering battalion in the Carpathians, as well as exchanging information on the situation in the Black Sea region. In addition, Kiev hopes that Bucharest will support the accession of the Independent Enhanced Opportunities Program of NATO.

Is there anything to be afraid of Russia's "troublemaker"?

Of course, from a purely military point of view, the combined “power” of the Ukrainian-Romanian fist in the Black Sea will not work. We will not take into account armored boats with disappearing and reappearing toilets of the Ukrainian Navy. The Romanian Navy, too, frankly, is not impressive.

The only Romanian diesel submarine Delfinul (formerly Soviet “Varshavyanka”) is in storage due to lack of funding. The surface component of the navy does not have any characteristics either. For example, the frigate “Marasesti” of its own construction was originally a destroyer, and during its development serious design errors were made, they were widely used Technology civilian use.

Romanian frigates Regina Maria and Reggie Ferdinand are former British frigates F95 London and F98 Coventry. The ships are outdated, and before the transfer to Bucharest, the British significantly simplified their armament. The corvettes in the Romanian Navy are also age vessels armed with Soviet-made weapons. The rest is not worth mentioning.

It turns out a worthy company of the Ukrainian Navy. However, the anti-Russian rapprochement between Kiev and Bucharest should still be taken a little more seriously.

At firstIndependent expects Romania to join the NATO Enhanced Opportunity Program. It was formed in 2014, when Crimea became part of the Russian Federation. Only five countries that are not members of the Alliance have partner status. For example, Australia, which is used to monitor China’s activity in the Asia-Pacific region, or Jordan in the Middle East. Ukraine wants to be the sixth. Kiev does not have sufficient technical capabilities to monitor the Russian Black Sea Fleet, but within the framework of the program, partners will be able to help them. Of course, not for free.

Secondly, it is alarming that the Independently pointedly turned to Bucharest. It is known that elements of the US missile defense system directed against Russia are located exactly in Romania. With further deterioration in relations with Moscow, the corresponding invitation from Kiev to the Pentagon looks like a logical step.
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  1. antibi0tikk Offline
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 16 February 2020 15: 18
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    What will come of the military alliance of Ukraine and Romania on the Black Sea.

    As I understand it, the question is purely rhetorical. The answer is obvious. One beggar wants to join another beggar, who sits closer to the trough with a freebie, in the hope that the "kind" overseas uncle will give them a ration. Only the scent is such that if the uncle allocates a ration, then to another beggar he cuts this soldering of sons from the principle of "if there is no difference, then why pay more." And then we will see ......
  2. Panting Offline
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 16 February 2020 20: 41
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    What will come out, what will come out ?! Nothing will come of it.
  3. Bitter Offline
    Bitter (Gleb) 16 February 2020 21: 07
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    Whoever will pay for this performance can take note of it -
    what Ukrainians do not have time to sell, stole and sell Romanians or vice versa.
    But the "sponsor" can take this "union" under control and then something can happen.
    The Romanians will definitely benefit, because they have long been at the source, they know what, where and how and will most likely be the "translator" of aid flows to Ukraine within the framework of the notorious alliance.
  4. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 16 February 2020 21: 46
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    The behavior of Ukraine is reminiscent of the behavior of a nympho who wore a super mini skirt on a warm evening, a topic with a deep neckline and leaned when it was already dark, on the outskirts of a problem microdistrict. And gangbang coveted coveted, and we can say that they raped. And then I’ll declare to write to the police.
    She chose two steep allies: Poland and Romania. Poland in full swing provokes the clown to stupid Russophobic attacks, and she does not even hide her intentions to return Galicia. Well, and there they stand to them the study of the ridiculous language. They have a great experience in general polonization. In the 20s - 30s of the last century, for too stubborn lovers of Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian languages, the Poles had a cozy concentration camp in the Birch of Kartuzskaya. Stalin returned Birch itself to the Belarusians, well, yes, for such a thing, they will find a quieter place, and those who want to put pressure on the Raguli. They, those who wish, are already walking along the streets of Poland with slogans such as "There is no Poland without Lviv." Already, a train with a map of Poland with Lviv and the region arrives from Ukraine from Poland.
    Well, Romania is quieter, distributing its passports to everyone and waiting for the moment when it will be possible to take back its Southern Bukovina. And, in a successful scenario, also grab a not weak piece of the Odessa region. Well, the latter is hardly shining for them. Not such a situation now.
    But Ukraine will have no one to complain. After Banderstadt arranged there, and especially after the completely insane attacks of Zelensky in Israel and Poland, Putin has no moral obligations to them. And the rest of Ukraine will not give a damn, their problems will be higher than the roof.
  5. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 17 February 2020 08: 39
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    Nothing serious ... Ukraine does not have a single frigate (the KGB patrol ship of the USSR, without anti-ship missiles, renamed Getman, does not count) ... Romania has only two parodies of a frigate, such as Marishesti, with antediluvian Soviet anti-ship missiles Termit, in the export (simplified version) without SAM ...
  6. Vkd dvk Offline
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 17 February 2020 19: 40
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    I think senior NATO comrades "will not recommend" the organization of such an interaction. The fact is that the initiative leaves the boss, and he will have to solve problems, if any. If such an interest in taking this lunatic asylum under its own responsibility, this would have been done already in 2015. It is much more irresponsible and safer to keep this rabid dog on a long leash, with a pole restricting its approach to the owner’s foot. And without any obligations to protect against Russia.
  7. King3214 Offline
    King3214 (Sergius) 19 February 2020 11: 16
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    The little thing is to find out which of these two "sea monsters" will pay for this alliance.