Lithuania and Romania demand that NATO’s presence be strengthened for protection against Russia

Lithuania and Romania are seeking opportunities to strengthen security and increase deterrents against aggression. The President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, and the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, demand an increased presence of NATO in their countries. The heads of both countries stated this during a joint press conference in Vilnius during President Iohannis’s visit to Lithuania, Deutsche Welle reported.

“We understand the ongoing situation in Romania in the Black Sea that arose in connection with the occupation of Crimea and Russia’s military build-up on the peninsula. We have a similar situation in the Kaliningrad region,” Grybauskaitė said.

The President of Lithuania noted that both countries are seeking opportunities to strengthen security and increase means of deterrence in both regions. In his turn, Klaus Iohannis called on NATO to make efforts to strengthen the security of both countries and preserve a balance of force in the region.

  Lithuania, Romania, NATO, Russia