On Monday, April 4th 2022, New Strategy Center organized the conference „Facing the Russian Aggression in Ukraine. How Can We Build a More Resilient NATO Eastern Flank, from the Baltic to the Black Sea?”, having H.E. Mr. Bogdan Aurescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania and H.E. Ms. Eva-Maria Liimets, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, as special guests. The discussion was moderated by de Dr. Antonia Colibășanu, Senior Associated Expert at New Strategy Center.
The debate envisaged Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its impact on the Black Sea and Baltic regions, stressing the need to strengthen NATO’s Eastern Flank in order to have a firm and unitary attitude. The efforts that the two countries made, both at the ally and bilaterally level, to combat regional threats were also noted. The importance of the Strategic Compass, recently adopted by the EU Member States, and how it will strengthen the defense field at European level and the relationship with NATO, has also been an important topic for discussion. The two ministers stressed that Romania and Estonia will continue their efforts to support Ukraine and provide all necessary support to refugees.