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Why Russian Shaheds went “unnoticed” in Romania

7 September, 2023 Thursday
17:06

Romania is a highly underrated ally of Ukraine

Besides offering asylum and crucial support to Ukrainian refugees, Romania, as a Black Sea and Danube country, plays a vital economic and logistical role for Ukraine.

Romania is a dependable partner for Ukraine. It may not be anti-Russia per se, but it's certainly not pro-Russia due to its anti-imperial stance.

The history of Romania's formation as a nation has parallels with Ukraine's own history.

As a member of the EU and NATO, Romania's responses to Russian security challenges are somewhat constrained by its partners. This explains the limited reaction to Russian drone strikes on Romanian territory.

This reflects the broader Western strategy of dealing with Russia since 2014 – a game of deception: "They are not there." In this case, it means “Russian Shaheds are not there…”

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About the author: Volodymyr Horbach, a political analyst at the Institute of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, specializing in Ukraine's foreign and domestic policy

The editors do not always share the opinions expressed by the blog authors.

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