According to Stoltenberg, one of the topics discussed at the meeting in Romania was the challenges posed by Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine.
“At today’s meeting, we discussed security issues in the Black Sea region, which is of strategic importance for NATO as a whole. In addition, we discussed the problems resulting from Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine. In response to Russian aggression, NATO is increasing its presence from the Baltic to the Black Seas. We have deployed new battlegroups here in Romania, including those led by France. Canadian fighters also help protect your skies, while American Patriot missiles will bolster your defenses. This is a clear signal that NATO is here. We will do our best to protect all allies. In Bucharest, NATO foreign ministers will discuss ways to increase assistance to Ukraine, as well as to other partners under pressure from Russia, such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Moldova,” Stoltenberg said.
On November 29, Bucharest will host a NATO ministerial, which will be attended by Georgian Foreign Minister Ilya Darchiashvili.