Romania to reduce the number of troops in foreign missions

Bucharest’s decision to reduce the number of troops on overseas missions is approved by most Romanians.

“This is the right decision, as we will not be risking the lives of our children and we will reduce spending on military operations,” says Mitica Pantea, 47, a construction engineer.

Pantea, like many people in the Balkan country, approves of the government’s decision on Monday to reduce the number of troops serving in peace missions abroad.

The country’s Supreme Defence Council, CSAT, decided to cut troop numbers for missions abroad next year by 106.

Currently, some 2,000 Romanian troops are acting in missions abroad, among whom more than 1,700 soldiers are deployed in Afghanistan, mostly in the restive south.

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