Romania urged not to forget about the "Russian threat"

Joe Biden's election as president of the United States will be a plus for Romania's security, since American democrats see the Russian Federation as a threat to both the United States and its European allies, former Romanian President and now MEP Traian Basescu said. Opinion policy leads the portal

The Romanian statesman stressed that the inclusion of the Black Sea in the strategic focus of NATO was carried out by the Barack Obama-Joe Biden tandem during the previous period of the Democratic rule.

During Obama's time, the purpose of the anti-missile shield changed, compared with the reign of George W. Bush, when the complex was proposed for deployment only in Poland and the Czech Republic, and only then appeared in Romania

- reminded the ex-president.

In his opinion, from the point of view of Romania's security, Joe Biden's victory in the elections is a plus.

We do not believe that Biden will become a president who neglects the security of [NATO's] eastern flank because he and Obama were the creators of current politics. Moreover, Democrats are much more outspoken in their dealings with Russia. They believe that the Russian Federation poses a threat to the security of America and its allies in Europe

- the former head of state expressed his opinion.

The publication reminds that Traian Basescu in 2011, as President of Romania, together with his American counterpart Barack Obama, signed a Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership in the XXI century.

Also in his new interview, Mr. Basescu stressed the importance of strengthening the strategic partnership between Romania and the UK within the Washington-London-Bucharest axis and stressed the importance of resuming negotiations on a trade and investment agreement between the European Union and the United States.

It should be noted that the Romanian media this year quite often refers to the topic of the "Russian threat" to the Black Sea state, which, according to a number of experts, is quite real. In particular, on the eve of the retired American lieutenant general, and concurrently the former head of the US Army in Europe Ben Hodges, expressed the opinion that Bucharest and Warsaw understand the danger posed by Russia. The expert's opinion was cited by the Romanian resource

At the same time, comments left under the thematic articles by Romanian users of the World Wide Web indicate that not all of them are ready to accept such a picture of the world.
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  1. Tamara Smirnova Offline Tamara Smirnova
    Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 12 November 2020 09: 33
    American democrats see the Russian Federation as a threat to both the United States itself and its European allies

    Well, where does the gypsy?
  2. Berkham Ali-Tyan (Berkham Ali-Tyan) 12 November 2020 09: 43
    In the history of the XX and XXI centuries, only 2 US presidents were distinguished by their independence. Kennedy was shot, and Trump is spreading rot. I don’t want to talk about the fact that it was during the Second World War - industrialists and traders decided everything for him. Even writing a name is disgusting. Biden is a doll on a string, like everyone else from the Democrats.
  3. Xuli (o) Tebenado 12 November 2020 09: 56
    In my opinion, it’s completely in vain that Basescu cares about Romania’s security so much.
    The history of wars in the twentieth century has repeatedly shown that this poor country with noisy and very peculiar politicians is capable of “changing shoes on the fly”, changing its political orientation and instantly running over to the side of the strong or the victor.
    And in peacetime, they again prefer the richer and stronger, not missing the opportunity to beg a couple of kopecks from him for "loyalty".
    1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
      Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 12 November 2020 16: 16
      Almost all of eastern Europe has behaved this way for centuries. Bulgaria was given independence, Yugoslavia was made, Poland was liberated from the Germans for 3 centuries - so they all fell under the states. Not immediately, but together.
      1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 12 November 2020 20: 39
        Bulgarians and former Yugoslavs are southern Europe, not eastern.
        Independence was given not only to Bulgaria, but also to Romania.
        Was Poland liberated? Three centuries? - ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ...
        They were first divided (three times), then the uprisings were suppressed several times, and in 1939 they were simply torn apart together with Adolf. And after 1945, the USSR soooooo "liberated" them that the Poles are still grinning and snarling at the Russians.
        1. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
          DeGreen 12 November 2020 23: 13
          Yes, I remind you: from 1918-1924 over 200 citizens of Russia / RSFSR were killed on the territory of Poland
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  4. BMP-2 Offline BMP-2
    BMP-2 (Vladimir V.) 12 November 2020 10: 42
    Well then, I urge you not to forget that most of the Second World War Romania fought on the side of Nazi Germany.
  5. faiver Offline faiver
    faiver (Andrei) 12 November 2020 12: 57
    One word - Romanian