RRI Live!

Listen to Radio Romania International Live

Europe – focus on Ukraine

Western states are providing support to Ukraine in its fight against Russia and in its future reconstruction

Credits: presidency.ro
Credits: presidency.ro

, 12.06.2024, 14:00

Russia is and will remain the most significant and direct threat to NATO security, and allies will work on a strategy to challenge, restrict and counter Russia, including by limiting Moscow’s ability to rebuild its military, the co-chairs of the B9 summit hosted by Riga said on Tuesday. The summit was chaired by the presidents of Romania, Poland and Latvia, Klaus Iohannis, Andrzej Duda and Edgars Rinkevics, respectively. “We remain committed to our efforts to maintain international pressure on Russia, including by means of sanctions and other measures, as long as Russia continues its hostile policies and actions, including blatant violations of international law”, the joint statement signed by the three officials reads. At the same time, the three presidents reiterated their unwavering support for “independent and sovereign” Ukraine. It is important that NATO’s deterrence posture remains strong, and that the defense capacity is at maximum potential. Romania supports Ukraine, Romania stands with NATO, with Ukraine, together with other NATO allies, as long as it is required, president Klaus Iohannis pointed out.

 

 

In this context, the Romanian official announced that next week the Supreme Defense Council will discuss whether or not Romania will grant Ukraine a Patriot military system. The Biden administration called on European NATO member states that have this type of systems to examine the possibility of donating some of them to Ukraine. Germany has already announced it will give Kyiv such a system. Last month, the Romanian president addressed a possible transfer of a Patriot system to Ukraine, dismissing the possibility Romania should remain without anti-missile defense. If Romania gives something up, it should receive something else in return, the president said.

 

 

In Berlin, Western allies attending the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Ukraine promised support for this country, although concrete solutions are yet to be established. One such solution would be to boost investments in Ukraine. So far, the European Commission has announced agreements with various banks worth 1.4 bln EUR and an assistance package of 1.9 bln EUR. Italy announced 140 mln EUR in aid. Germany and Ukraine signed a Declaration of Intent to support Kyiv after the war. Chancellor Olaf Scholz also promised Ukraine IRIS-T systems, missiles and ammunition in the coming months, in addition to 100 Patriot missiles, in a joint initiative with Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway. Romania also offered its assistance. Attending the conference in Berlin, the Romanian Foreign Minister, Luminița Odobescu, said Bucharest supports Ukraine with electricity and construction works designed at improving interconnectivity. Bucharest’s approach is regional, also targeting the Republic of Moldova, the Romanian Foreign Minister said. (VP)

Ursula von der Leyen (Credits: Alexis HAULOT / © European Union 2024 - Source : EP)
Today in the News Friday, 19 July 2024

Ursula von der Leyen, re-elected

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has been confirmed at the helm of the European Commission for the next 5 years, after...

Ursula von der Leyen, re-elected
The European Parliament (Credits: pixabay.com)
Today in the News Thursday, 18 July 2024

The European Parliament supports Ukraine

The European Parliament reconfirmed its support for Ukraine for as long as it is necessary to achieve victory against Russia. A resolution adopted on...

The European Parliament supports Ukraine
The new European Parliament (Photo: Copyright: © European Union 2024 - Source : EP / Photographer: Philippe BUISSIN)
Today in the News Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Two Romanians in the EP leadership

Two of the 14 vice-presidents of the new European Parliament are Romanians: Victor Negrescu and Nicolae Ştefănuţă, who were elected in the first...

Two Romanians in the EP leadership
Photo: Mariana Chiriță/RRI
Today in the News Tuesday, 16 July 2024

Measures to contain the bear population

It rarely happens that Romanian MPs have to interrupt their long summer holiday and come back to work for extraordinary parliamentary sessions....

Measures to contain the bear population
Today in the News Monday, 15 July 2024

Romania – the effects of the heat wave

Romania continues to be under the influence of a tropical air mass. By Wednesday, maximum temperatures of up to 42 degrees Celsius are expected in...

Romania – the effects of the heat wave
Today in the News Friday, 12 July 2024

Changes to the anti-drug legislation

Following vocal criticism from civil society, the government has modified its emergency order on drug tests for drivers. The legislation in question...

Changes to the anti-drug legislation
Today in the News Thursday, 11 July 2024

NATO support of Ukraine

On the sidelines of the anniversary summit in Washington, NATO decided to continue the integration process of the Ukrainian army and approved an...

NATO support of Ukraine
Today in the News Wednesday, 10 July 2024

Activity Report of the European Commissioner for Transport

The European Commission has allocated 12 billion euros to Romania, in the last 5 years, for projects in the field of transport infrastructure, said...

Activity Report of the European Commissioner for Transport

Partners

Muzeul Național al Țăranului Român Muzeul Național al Țăranului Român
Liga Studentilor Romani din Strainatate - LSRS Liga Studentilor Romani din Strainatate - LSRS
Modernism | The Leading Romanian Art Magazine Online Modernism | The Leading Romanian Art Magazine Online
Institului European din România Institului European din România
Institutul Francez din România – Bucureşti Institutul Francez din România – Bucureşti
Muzeul Național de Artă al României Muzeul Național de Artă al României
Le petit Journal Le petit Journal
Radio Prague International Radio Prague International
Muzeul Național de Istorie a României Muzeul Național de Istorie a României
ARCUB ARCUB
Radio Canada International Radio Canada International
Muzeul Național al Satului „Dimitrie Gusti” Muzeul Național al Satului „Dimitrie Gusti”
SWI swissinfo.ch SWI swissinfo.ch
UBB Radio ONLINE UBB Radio ONLINE
Strona główna - English Section - polskieradio.pl Strona główna - English Section - polskieradio.pl
creart - Centrul de Creație Artă și Tradiție al Municipiului Bucuresti creart - Centrul de Creație Artă și Tradiție al Municipiului Bucuresti
italradio italradio
Institutul Confucius Institutul Confucius
BUCPRESS - știri din Cernăuți BUCPRESS - știri din Cernăuți

Affiliates

Euranet Plus Euranet Plus
AIB | the trade association for international broadcasters AIB | the trade association for international broadcasters
Digital Radio Mondiale Digital Radio Mondiale
News and current affairs from Germany and around the world News and current affairs from Germany and around the world
Comunità radiotelevisiva italofona Comunità radiotelevisiva italofona

Providers

RADIOCOM RADIOCOM
Zeno Media - The Everything Audio Company Zeno Media - The Everything Audio Company