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MOSCOW, April 8. /TASS/. Romania’s leadership is turning the country into a US and NATO bridgehead close to Russia’s border and is ready for timeserving reasons "to sacrifice the interests of maintaining stability" in the Black Sea region, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Wednesday.
"In actual fact, they are seeking to turn the country into another bridgehead for the United States and NATO close to Russia’s border," the diplomat said, commenting on the steps taken by Bucharest to accommodate US and NATO forces on its territory.
"We have repeatedly commented on similar steps by a number of NATO member-countries, noting their confrontational nature and emphasizing their absolute inadequacy and redundancy, both militarily and financially."
"It’s obvious that Russia poses no threat to either Romania or any other country," Lukashevich noted. "Allegations about the purely defensive nature of these moves and the so-called "threat from the east" don’t stand up to scrutiny."
According to the Foreign Ministry spokesman, it’s hard to escape a conclusion that "the current Romanian leaders seeking to improve their profile in the eyes of overseas policymakers, who openly neglect their commitments under the 1997 NATO-Russia Founding Act on the non-deployment of ‘substantial combat forces’ on the territory of new Alliance members, are ready for timeserving reasons to sacrifice the interests of maintaining stability in the Black Sea region.".