UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Ukraine proposed Romania to strengthen cooperation in the naval sphere to “more effectively counter common threats in the Black Sea region.” This was stated by Ukrainian Minister of Defense Andrei Zagorodniuk.
“Both sides are concerned about Russia’s threatening actions in the Black Sea,” he wrote on the Telegram channel.
Zagorodniuk said that at the Munich Security Conference he met with Romanian Minister of Defense Nicolae-Ionela Ciuke and discussed with him the possibility of exchanging information about the air and sea situation in the Black Sea.
“This will help us respond more effectively to common threats in the region,” the minister said.
According to him, the Ukrainian side proposed to Bucharest to conduct joint military exercises and expand the activities of the Tisa international engineering battalion.
Zagorodniuk expressed hope that the Romanian side will support Ukraine’s desire to join the NATO Enhanced Opportunity Program.
Earlier, Kiev and Tbilisi sent a complaint to the International Maritime Organization about the “illegal activities” of Russia, which allegedly interferes with search and rescue operations in the Black and Azov Seas. As stated on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Embassy in the UK, this document was supported by delegations from EU countries and the US.
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