As a direct neighbour of Ukraine, Romania has seen first hand the implications of Russia’s invasion. The Romanian royal family has taken steps to support Ukranians as they defend their country. This week, Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, has attended several important meetings along with Prince Radu.
The royals received the Romanian Director General of the Department for Relations with the Eastern Neighborhood, and the Diplomatic Adviser in the Directorate of Relations with the Republic of Moldova on March 1st 2022. Her Majesty and Prince Radu discussed the effects of the invasion of Ukraine and its implications for the whole region. They talked about Romania’s efforts, both within NATO and within the European Union, to contribute, on all levels in resolving the serious consequences of the conflict.
In a statement through their website Her Majesty Margareta writes: “The Royal Family will join the efforts of civil society and the political-administrative authority for comprehensive and long-term humanitarian aid for Ukrainian citizens in Romania and also for supporting Moldova’s efforts in the current major humanitarian crisis”.
At the headquarters of the Romanian Ministry of National Defense, Her Majesty Margareta and Prince Radu met with the Romanian Minister of National Defense, Vasile Dincu. The talks included the humanitarian actions of Romanian society and of Romanian State authorities, as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.
Her Majesty conveyed to the Minister the intention to continue the joint projects that the Romanian Crown and the Army have developed, uninterrupted, since 1997, in the field of higher military education, military diplomacy and the relationship between civil society and the military. Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown Of Romania, is the leader of the Romanian Red Cross, and she has worked with the Red Cross in Romania to assist those in neighbouring Ukraine.