Posted: 30.03.2023 15:10:00

Romanian bill to annex Ukrainian territories

Romanian Senator Diana Iovanovici-Șoșoacă has introduced a bill in the Romanian Parliament calling for the ‘denunciation of the Treaty of Good Neighbourliness and Co-operation between Romania and Ukraine’ — as reported by TASS, with reference to Romanian news portal HotNews

The proposal calls for the immediate denunciation of the 1997 Romanian-Ukrainian friendship treaty and the annexation of historic Romanian territories lost in 1940.
The document says that Romania will denounce the treaty with Ukraine in 2027 ‘subject to a notice period of at least a year before the expiration date. Iovanovici-Șoșoacă is advocating for Romania to reclaim regions such as Southern Bessarabia, Chernovtsy Region, and Snake Island.
According to article 3, the annexation of these territories would be considered a declaration of war against Ukraine.
Șoșoacă justified her legislative initiative by saying that ‘with this initiative we want to recover the cultural identity, traditions, customs and religion of the Romanian population estimated at about 1 million Romanians, including mixed families’.
The proposal highlights the escalating tensions in the region and the potential for further territorial disputes.

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