NATO: US F-16 jets arrive in Romania for Alliance air police

FETEȘTI (ROMANIA). Four U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets arrived at Fetesti Air Base in Romania, on in recent days, to further enhance NATO air policing in the Black Sea region.

U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets

“I welcome the United States’ deployment of additional F-16 fighter jets to NATO’s air policing mission in Romania. – said acting NATO Spokesperson Dylan White – This sends a clear message that we will protect every Ally. As Russia continues its brutal war of aggression against Ukraine, we have seen a number of strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure very close to NATO territory. We remain vigilant and in close contact with Allies in the region”.

Following Russia’s full-fledged invasion of Ukraine, NATO has reinforced its presence in the eastern part of the Alliance, including with new multinational battlegroups, more air and maritime presence, and regular surveillance flights.