President Klaus Iohannis on Thursday said NATO leaders would put on a united front and bolster Ukarine aid at a summit to discuss Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine , now in its second month.
“We want to prove that we are united”, the Romanian leader said in Brussels ahead of the meeting which will be attended by U.S. President Joe Biden.
Leaders of the 30-member alliance will discuss security on the eastern flank and deployment of more troops.
Since the Kremlin’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, NATO has deployed 140,000 troops in the region and mobilized advanced military equipment. The U.S. has sent 100,000 soldiers, CBNC reported.
Romania has 2,000 U.S. soldiers on its soil, Defense Minister Vasile Dancu said Wednesday.
Mr. Iohannis said he would stress the importance of unity and of supporting Ukraine and refugees. He will also invite allies to give aid to the humanitarian hub,” in Suceava near the Ukrainian border.
„No Romanian should be afraid,” he went on. “We are part of the strongest military alliance that has ever existed. Our soldiers are well prepared, I can say with all my heart that Romanians are safe „.
Romania’s Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca will be join the meeting, government spokesman Dan Cărbunaru said.