Defense spending is an investment, a lesson Romania understands, Defense Minister Angel Tîlvăr has told Radio Romania. The current security context has highlighted a need to increase defense spending, the Romanian official said, arguing this allows Romania to access state-of-the-art technologies and capabilities and help ensure a climate of peace, predictability and stability. The Romanian official on Tuesday attended the EU Defense Ministers meeting in Brussels, discussing military aid to Ukraine. According to the EU’s chief of diplomacy, Josep Borrell, Member States have managed to deliver a quarter of shells promised for an entire year within just a few days. However, the next installment of military aid disbursed to Ukraine remains blocked due to opposition from Hungary. Attending the event, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also referred to heavy tanks delivered to Kyiv by a number of allied states, as well as the training of Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 jets.