Romania

Britain’s Truss Says Moldova Should Be ‘Equipped To NATO Standard’

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says Moldova should be “equipped to NATO standard” to protect itself against potential Russian aggression. In an interview with The Telegraph published on May 21, Truss said talks were under way with allies about how to help smaller countries defend themselves, given Russian President Vladimir …

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Week in Review: No Time to Waste

From Moldova to Montenegro, everyone seems to be in a hurry, though perhaps for different reasons. Meanwhile, in some corners of south-east Europe, the gloves are coming off, in more ways than one. In a Hurry Moldova is working hard to strike while the proverbial EU enlargement iron is hot …

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Jill Biden brings thanks, ketchup to US troops in Romania

Delivering good cheer — and gallons of ketchup — Jill Biden on Friday thanked U.S. troops deployed to Romania for serving as a check against Russian aggression as she opened a two-country European trip to learn about the refugee crisis caused by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. The U.S. first lady …

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Security Incidents In Moldova’s Transnistrian Region: Pretext For Escalation Or Smokescreen? – Analysis

Following the start of Russia’s large-scale military re-invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, concerns arose about the role that the Transnistrian region of Moldova could play in the Kremlin’s war plans. The territory has been under Russian military occupation since 1992, with Moscow’s military, security and civilian officials directing, assisting …

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Conflict Risk Alerts

Ukraine Month saw relative calm in Kyiv region as Russian forces withdrew to launch new offensive in east, where fighting could worsen as it edges closer to urban areas. Russian troops by 2 April had vacated stretch of land between Kyiv’s north-western suburbs and Belarusian border, as well as Chernihiv …

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US to seek Russia’s suspension from Human Rights Council

The United States plans to seek a vote this week to suspend Russia from its seat on the U.N.’s top human rights body, pointing to increasing signs that Russian troops may have committed war crimes in Ukraine, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Monday. Linda Thomas-Greenfield made the call …

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Romania partners with US Navy in Middle East naval coalition

Personnel from the Romanian navy will soon join U.S. sailors at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Romania is the ninth country to join a maritime coalition formed to prevent attacks on commercial shipping in the Middle East, a statement by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said Saturday. Romanian navy personnel will …

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Romania’s Far-Right AUR Targets European Profile with Bucharest Summit

Growing in support at home, AUR now wants a seat at the top table of European far-right parties.Romania’s far-right Alliance for the Union of Romanians, AUR, plans to host like-minded parties from across Europe in Bucharest this month at a summit designed to forge ties and rally opposition to the …

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Options to improve Black Sea region’s security on the agenda for Austin, NATO counterparts

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and other NATO defense ministers are slated to review plans for increasing allied troop numbers in southeastern Europe, the alliance’s top official said Friday. Among the moves on the table is the creation of a multinational battlegroup to be stationed in the Black Sea region, …

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Strykers and soldiers from Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment mount up for open-ended Romania deployment

Strykers and combat support vehicles lined up at the Army airfield Wednesday as about 1,000 American troops prepared to head to Romania for an open-ended deployment meant to reassure allies worried about Russia’s military buildup around Ukraine. The Vilseck-based 2nd Cavalry Regiment soldiers will remain in Romania to shore up …

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