The security architecture in Europe and the Euro-Atlantic area was seriously affected by Russia’s illegal war against Ukraine, said Romania’s foreign minister Bogdan Aurescu in Istanbul, where he attended the trilateral meeting between Romania, Poland and Turkey. „This is an unprecedented threat. I emphasised that the most important thing we must do now, as allies, is to consolidate Euro-Atlantic security in the long term”, said the Romanian minister. He also spoke about supporting Ukraine, recalling that over one million people fleeing war in this neighbouring country have crossed the border into Romania, and that the humanitarian assistance has been substantial. Aurescu also said Romania was willing to help with the transport of goods from Ukraine, including grain, via its Danube ports and the Black Sea port of Constanţa.

RADOR – Eugen Cojocariu