ForMin Aurescu: Romania does not feel intimidated by Russia’s threats

ForMin Aurescu: Romania does not feel intimidated by Russia’s threats

Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu on Friday said that Romania does not feel intimidated by Russia’s threats and that NATO’s protecting the eastern flank is a consequence of the Russian Federation’s attitude.

“We took note of the statement the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry Spokesman made, in reply to a question addressed by Radio Romania Actualitati correspondent in Moscow, and what I can tell you very clearly is the fact that the measures the North-Atlantic Alliance took following the decisions adopted in the Summit of the UK carried out last September, which were implemented following the decision adopted in the NATO foreign affairs and defence ministerial meetings of December and February, respectively, are measures taken for the protection of the allies on the eastern flank, after what happened in Ukraine, in Crimea — the illegal occupation of Crimea — , following the Russian Federation’s supporting the pro-Russian separatists in the east of Ukraine,” the Romanian Foreign Minister said.

According to the Romanian dignitary, the measures of reassurance and protection come “as a reaction to a certain assertive, aggressive attitude of the Russian Federation.” More…