Romania is taking steps to strengthen its defense near its border with Ukraine in response to Russian drone attacks on grain facilities. This was reported by Reuters.
The measures include the deployment of air defense assets closer to settlements on the Danube River, the establishment of military observation posts and patrols in the area. These measures, along with the deployment of four additional US F-16 fighter jets and the expansion of the no-fly zone, are a sign of growing concern in Romania and the NATO alliance that the war could spill over into its territory.
Shortly after the July 17 withdrawal from the Black Sea grain deal, Moscow began attacking Ukrainian ports and warehouses along the Danube in a clear attempt to cut off the main alternative route for Ukraine's agricultural exports.
The Romanian army is building bomb shelters and organizing warnings for residents in the area near Izmail, located on the other side of the Danube from Romania.
The country also hosts US troops and F-16 fighter jets, and the Defense Ministry is expanding a no-fly zone along the border with Ukraine to protect against Russian drones.