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.

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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 The ships are outdated, and before the transfer to Bucharest, the British significantly simplified their armament.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 Online antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 16 February 2020 15: 18
    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 sit next to another beggar, who sits closer to the trough with free food, in the hope that the "kind" overseas uncle will give them a ration. Only there is such a chuyka that if uncle allocates a ration, then to another beggar he will cut this ration slegontsuhi on the principle "if there is no difference, then why pay more." And then we'll see ...
  2. Panting Offline Panting
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 16 February 2020 20: 41
    What will come out, what will come out ?! Nothing will come of it.
  3. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter (Gleb) 16 February 2020 21: 07
    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 work out.
    The Romanians will definitely benefit, because they have been at the source for a long time, they know what, where and how and will most likely be the "translator" of aid flows to Ukraine within the framework of the notorious union.
  4. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 16 February 2020 21: 46
    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 tough allies: Poland and Romania. Poland with might and main provokes the clown to stupid Russophobic attacks, and itself does not even hide its intentions to return Galicia. Well, and there they can resist the study of read language. They have a great experience of rampant polonization. In the 20s - 30s of the last century, for too stubborn lovers of the Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian languages, the Poles had a cozy concentration camp in Bereza Kartuzskaya. Stalin returned the Birch itself to the Belarusians, but for such a thing they will find a quieter place and those who want to press raguli. They, these willing ones, are already walking the streets of Poland with slogans like "There is no Poland without Lvov." A train with a map of Poland with Lviv and the region is already arriving in 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 (Sapsan136) 17 February 2020 08: 39
    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
    Vkd dvk (Victor) 17 February 2020 19: 40
    I think that senior NATO comrades "will not recommend" the organization of such interaction. The fact is that the boss leaves the initiative, and he will have to solve problems if any arise. If there were such an interest in taking this insane asylum under one's own responsibility, it would have been done already in 2015. It is much more irresponsible and safer to keep this mad dog on a long leash, with a pole limiting the approach to the owner's leg on its initiative. And without any obligation to defend against Russia.
  7. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 19 February 2020 11: 16
    It's up to the little thing - to find out which of these two "sea monsters" will pay for this union.