Ceremonies mark Air Force Day
A ceremony was organized yesterday in Bucharest at the Aviators’ Statue in order to mark the Air Force Day. The ceremony started with a religious service, being followed by an aerial parade. The ceremony was also attended by the 80-year-old nephew of Aurel Vlaicu. He was decorated on this occasion. Wreaths were laid by the Presidency, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Transportation and veteran associations. In a message, President Traian Basescu stated that the Romanian Air Force is prepared to face the challenges characteristic of a NATO and EU member state, but that Romania should perform a reconfiguration of its air power. ‘Although the progress is incontestable and obvious, I want to underline the need for the Air Force to continue this process with devotion and professionalism and to intensify its transformation and modernization efforts’ Basescu said in the message. He pointed out that he would like to thank the personnel that is conducting missions in foreign theaters of operations ‘where the Romanian Army is present and where it does its duty in abundance.’
A new complaint for mayor Mazare
The mayor of Constanta, Radu Mazare, declared yesterday that the complaint filed by a non-governmental organization against him because he was dressed in a uniform of German officer at a fashion show, is not a problem for him, Agerpres reports. He said that he found inspiration in the film “Operation Walkiria” when he chose that gear for the fashion show which took place on Saturday at the Casino from Constanta. “Considering the number of complaints that I have, does one more problem matter? No problem at all, especially that we could say that I drew inspiration from the film “Operation Walkiria in which a German officer wanted to deliver the country from a crazy dictator,” Mazare said. According to the central media, the Semitism Monitoring and Fighting Center conveyed yesterday a notice to the prosecutor general of Romania after Radu Mazare and his son had paraded on Sunday night, one of them dressed as a Wehrmacht officer and the other as a batman. “No matter whether it falls under the law or not, this gesture is full of negative significations. His posture is serious, especially that he involved also his son,” Alexandru Florian, executive president of “Elie Wiesel” National Institute for the Study of Holocaust in Romania, explained.
Three kg of explosives and 1,000 detonators stolen
Approximately three kilograms of explosive materials and about 1,000 detonators were stolen from the storehouse of the Mine Pleostina in Gorj County. Their disappearance was noticed today.
The explosives were used for the coal layers. The fact that the respective materials were missing was discovered when the miners restarted working, after the activity of the mine was stopped for over a month. Inspector Daniel Tica, the spokesperson of the Gorj County Police Department, declared that the police officers were working on establishing a list of suspects among the persons who were provided access to the respective storehouse.
Ceremonies mark Air Force Day