Romanian, Bulgarian Presidents discuss Black Sea security

The EU recently agreed to extend sanctions against Russia on its actions in Ukraine following the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, 3 years ago. Moscow also sees NATO with suspicion after the Alliance has strengthened its presence in Eastern Europe.
Moscow criticized Romania for hosting an anti-missile defense site in the United States in the southern city of Deveselu. The Romanian president reiterated that the base was “strictly defensive”, adding: “(NATO) has no strategy against Russia.”
Radev, during a two-day visit to Romania, discussed NATO, EU security and trade problems at the Black Sea with Iohannis. Radev said the neighbors had a bilateral trade of 4 billion euros ($ 4.4 billion) last year.

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