The Minister of National Defense, Vasile Dincu, declared on Wednesday in Cluj that, at least for the time being, the support that Romania gives to Ukraine is only humanitarian, not military, with weapons.
“We are not talking about weapons at the moment. As the prime minister said yesterday in a statement, at the moment we are focused on humanitarian aid,” Vasile Dincu told a news conference, answering questions from journalists.
He said that the support for Ukraine does not involve MiG aircraft either.
“We have no request in this regard, the MiGs we have are not completely out of use at the moment. We have an investigation at the moment, they have been suspended from flight. They will be, in the worst case, preserved, because at this moment we can cover, with the 22 Eurofigther we have from the foreign forces (…) plus our squadron, all the elements of air security that Romania needs at the moment,” Vasile Dincu emphasized, according to Agerpres.
DefMin Dincu, coaches Lucescu and Petrescu inaugurate centre for Ukrainian refugees
National Defense Minister Vasile Dincu, Chargé d’Affaires of Ukraine in Bucharest Paun Rohovei and the coaches of the Dinamo Kyiv and CFR Cluj football teams, Mircea Lucescu and Dan Petrescu, on Wednesday, visited the Integrated Support Centre for Ukrainian Refugees set up in a hotel in Cluj-Napoca.
“We have come here to see an initiative that shows how well solidarity with the Ukrainian people can work at the moment, if the private initiative works well with the support of the local authorities. Cluj is an example from this point of view (…). This refugee centre, organised by the CFR Cluj Club and the team around our football team, the champion team, shows that the champion team can also be a champion in terms of social responsibility. It is one thing and one example sport can give. On the other hand, it shows once again the solidarity that the Romanian people in general, the Romanian Government and all the other institutions, the local authorities, have with the tried and tested Ukrainian people at this moment,” Vasile Dincu told a joint press conference with Paun Rahovei, Prefect Irina Munteanu and CFR Cluj Club President Cristi Balaj.
The centre set up in Cluj-Napoca shelters 80 Ukrainian refugees.
Minister Vasile Dîncu will also participate, on Wednesday, in the show “Faith and Honour”, which will take place at the Romanian National Opera of Cluj-Napoca, and from 9.30 pm he will attend the football match CFR 1907 Cluj – Dinamo Kyiv, a charity match for peace, organised to “support the hard-tried Ukrainians in the war in their country.”