Romania turns into a "mighty outpost" of NATO against Russia


Relations between Romania and Russia are becoming more and more tense, and Bucharest sees itself as a powerful NATO outpost against the threat from the east. This opinion is contained in a new article from the Romanian site True Story Project.


The publication notes that in the recently adopted parliamentary strategy for national defense, the authorities made large-scale military commitments, including increasing defense spending by 2% of GDP, increasing the American presence in the country, and promoting NATO initiatives.

In a regional sense, Romania considers it important to support the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership countries, especially Moldova.

Bucharest still sees the main threat to itself in the east.

The National Security Strategy for 2020-2024 does not contain elements that would be completely new compared to the previous version. However, one innovation is worth noting - the emphasis on the importance of Russia as a factor of destabilization in the Black Sea region, forcing Bucharest to increase its defense potential and strengthen defense cooperation with the United States, the EU and NATO.

- the text says.

The article says that the annexation of Crimea to Russia instilled terror in the ruling circles of Romania. At the same time, the course of the Black Sea country provokes a sharp reaction from Moscow.

Since joining NATO, Romania has been constantly working to increase the number of US forces based on its territory. The current infrastructure is constantly being modernized

Bucharest called on Washington not only to increase the scale of its presence, but also to change the format of the latter to a permanent one, believing that this will give impetus to investments in the military infrastructure of Romania

- noted in the publication.

Over the next 20 years, more than 2,5 billion euros will be spent on the modernization of the Mikhail Kogalniceanu airfield (which is actively used by the Americans as a transport hub). Another 200 million is planned to be invested over five years in Campia Turzi Air Force Base.

To win the favor of the Americans, Romania is ready to purchase American weapons at an accelerated pace, gradually approaching the top in the list of buyers. In particular, we are talking about the Patriot air defense system.

In response, the Donald Trump administration has strengthened the protection of such a loyal ally, in particular, by transferring a brigade equipped with Stryker armored personnel carriers, previously withdrawn from Germany, to Romania.

The Stryker Brigade is a large mobile force in the US Army, and its deployment along the Black Sea gives the Americans greater operational flexibility to deter Russia from [possible] Russian advance into Ukraine from Romania.

- says the publication.
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  2. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 12 December 2020 09: 55
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    Schaz mamalyzhniki will unite with Masha Sandu and how they will conquer everyone, starting from Odessa, and fulfill their age-old dream: they will create Transnistria, and then Vladivostok is not far away. fellow fool
  3. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 12 December 2020 10: 12
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    No wonder the great German said that the Romanians are not a nation but a profession ...
    1. and Russian is destiny!
  4. Valentine Online Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 12 December 2020 10: 57
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    In our world, it is always like this, the less d ..., the more stinking it is ... And, most importantly, all these limitrophes, without exception, want to become great, now Poles, now Galician, now Romanians, now Lithuanians with Estonians and Latvians, etc. Yes, ask ... our great powers Russia, then the former communists of the USSR, and now all the domestic and foreign scum is trying to destroy Russia, screaming at all its European throat about the aggressiveness of Russia. Yes, in vain our country is so many I paid with my lives for their freedom from Nazi Germany, they lived well under it, but then the USSR would have bordered on Germany, and not on this Polish-Ukrainian trash.
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 12 December 2020 12: 11
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    Bucharest sees itself as a powerful NATO outpost against the threat from the east. This opinion is contained in a new article from the Romanian website True Story Project

    Nobody does anything to their own detriment, except for the Mozachists.
    The United States needs military bases, and Romania is not a rich country, there are not enough EU subsidies, and why not earn extra money on NATO? It will not be worse than it is, and no one has been afraid of the threat of war for a long time, especially atomic - everyone understands its impossibility because it threatens with unacceptable losses to big capital, the 26 richest people who own as much benefits as half of the world's population Gutar to UN Secretary General Anton Guterres, delivering a lecture in memory of Nelson Mandela. He probably knows what he says.
    The US presence creates new jobs + modernization of military bases and road network + rent + preferences for "friendship" + increase in political status and influence in the EU + support in the accession of Moldova, and as the former head of the US FRS Joint Stock Company - Bernankin Ben said , military spending plays an important role in stimulating the economy.
  6. Dmitry Pozhidaev (Dmitry Pozhidaev) 12 December 2020 13: 07
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    They want to become the fertilizer of the Russian Chernozem again.
  7. Jozhik_2 Offline Jozhik_2
    Jozhik_2 (Jozhik) 12 December 2020 15: 44
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    From the northern end of the arc there are Polish hyenas, from the south - Romanian jackals.
  8. General Black Offline General Black
    General Black (Gennady) 13 December 2020 17: 25
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    Apparently, the military saying will soon come into fashion again - "You are wearing a uniform, like an overcoat on a dead Romanian!"