Defense Minister Angel Tîlvăr on Thursday met US Ambassador in Romania, Kathleen Kavalec. According to a Ministry release, the two officials discussed the latest Russian attacks on Ukrainian ports on the Danube River, close to Romania’s borders. Minister Angel Tîlvăr hailed the strong solidarity expressed by the Allies. In turn, Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec said the US government remains firmly committed to consolidating the defense and deterrence capacities of Romania and NATO against any type of aggression targeting allied territory on the Eastern Flank. In a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, Romania’s Foreign Minister Luminița Odobescu in turn hailed the support and solidarity expressed by the USA and NATO and highlighted the need for NATO to keep an eye on the developments in the Black Sea and the region. Secretary Blinken in turn underscored solidarity with Romania and thanked Bucharest for its support for Ukraine, as well as the additional measures Romania has taken to facilitate the transport of Ukrainian grain on its territory.