Senator Mircea Geoana of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), major at rule, said Wednesday at Parliament Palace that the Russian Federation intensifying its actions is being anticipated, as the date for the signing of association agreements and free trade agreements between the European Union, on the one side, and Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine, on the other, is nearing in.
‘We are anticipating the Russian Federation intensifying its actions as the date for the signing of association agreements and free trade agreements between Moldova and Georgia and the signing of a simplified version of the association agreement with Ukraine is nearing in. We can also anticipate a trade embargo, as we witnessed in the past, such as a pressure in relation to the natural gas supplied by Gazprom to these countries. We will see other actions as well and we have to find a very concrete answer,’ said Geoana, chairman of the special joint committee of Romania’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate on Romania’s Accession to the Schengen Area.
The special joint committee of Romania’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate on Romania’s Accession to the Schengen Area on Wednesday had a meeting with ambassadors of the EU member states, Ukraine and Moldova to discuss the situation in Ukraine and Moldova in the context of the latest regional developments.
Geoana argued that the EU should display actual solidarity with the countries that are under immense pressure now.
‘I believe the European Union, despite some nuance differences over how to approach the relationship with the Russian Federation, reaches an inevitable conclusion that is the only reasonable and useful conclusion. We have to display actual solidarity with the countries that are under immense pressure these days, weeks and months. Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia are facing various stages of non-military aggression this time, but the Russian offensive in the region continues and Europe cannot just sit and pretend that nothing is happening. What is happening is a systematic action to destabilise Romania and Russia’s neighbours. We have to show that these countries have the actual support of Europe, not just nominal support, and do so without adding fuel to the fire, without inflaming a situation that is already complicated,’ said Geoana.