NATO deploys surveillance aircraft in Romania to monitor Russian activities

'NATO deploys surveillance aircraft in Romania to monitor Russian activities'

A NATO surveillance plane arrived in Romania on Tuesday to monitor Russian military activity. NATO has taken this step to help strengthen the eastern part of the military alliance.

The first aircraft to monitor have landed at an airport near Bucharest. Two more planes are expected to land on Wednesday. It will be stationed here for several weeks to come.

NATO announced last week that it would deploy Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) surveillance aircraft to Bucharest, where they would begin full-fledged reconnaissance flights over NATO territory.

Romanian Defense Minister Angel Tilvar said on Facebook that in the context of Russia's illegal war against Ukraine, NATO will monitor military activity on the east coast with the help of AWACS aircraft. NATO has increased its air presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltics. Earlier in February last year, Russia attacked Ukraine using fighter jets, surveillance planes and tankers. The aircraft stationed in Romania usually belong to a fleet of NATO surveillance aircraft 14 based in Germany. NATO said they could detect other aircraft hundreds of kilometers away.

NATO spokeswoman Ona Lungescu said in a January 12 statement on the deployment of the aircraft that Russia's illegal war in Ukraine continues to threaten peace and security in Europe, so NATO will defend and defend every inch of the Allies. There should be no doubt about the determination of