VIDEO | Unusual military activity detected in northern Romania

A military convoy that recently drove through the northern city of Suceava then headed towards the Ukrainian border, according to news reports, which linked it to the Ukraine crisis.

The convoy of heavy vehicles was transporting military equipment and had a police escort. It crossed Suceava county in the direction of Botosani, a county which borders Ukraine, reported.

Military camp

The convoy stopped in the village of Suharău and soldiers put up a military camp next to a forest.

Separately, two representatives from the British embassy in Bucharest in recent days made an unofficial visit to the Suceava Hospital in a fact-finding mission about emergency facilities and the post operative care unit, the publication said.

Two diplomats from the Israeli embassy in Bucharest are scheduled to meet the Suceava  hospital manager on Friday to discuss emergency care facilities.

Armed conflict

The visits have fueled rumors that the hospital is being prepared to be transformed into a unit to treat  the injured from neighboring Ukraine in the event of armed conflict with Russia.

Romania shares a 615-kilometer border with southern and western Ukraine, the longest of any NATO member.

Russia has amassed some 130,000 troops around Ukraine, mainly in the north and east and there are fears of an armed conflict. Russia insists it has no plans to invade.

In other military activity, an American Black Hawk helicopter was spotted at Vama Siret on the Romanian-Ukrainian border on Wednesday.

It landed at about 3 a field near the border crossing. Four armed soldiers got out and observed the area, reported.



The chopper flew over the area several times and went up to the Ukrainian border.

It finally departed at about 6 p.m and headed south, most likely to the Mihail  Kogălniceanu base on the Black Sea.

The Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk  an air assault aircraft. It is a twin-engined medium-lift utility helicopter.

A Black Hawk made a forced landing on July 15 in a busy square in the Romanian capital after suffering engine problems. Nobody was injured.

Battle groups

NATO defense ministers met on Wednesday in Brussels where they decided sending battle groups to “central and eastern, southeastern Europe.”

France has offered to lead such a formation in Romania, according to Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.

Romania says no ‘real’ sign of Russia de-escalation



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