Romania to send frigate under NATO operations in Libya.

By bne IntelliNews March 23, 2011
Romania will send a military frigate to participate in the enforcement of the arms embargo against Libya by the NATO forces under UN Security Council resolution 1970, President Traian Basescu announced. The frigate will have a crew of 205 and two high-ranking officers. The decision was taken by the country's security council. Last week, Romania expressed support for the UN Security Council resolution 1973 on the no-fly zone over Libya, but added that actual involvement will be carried out only within NATO. The frigate will reach the monitored area in 30 days at the earliest. The government should earmark some EUR 4.5mn for the operation, President Basescu added. Resolution 1970 was issued on February 26, condemning the use of deadly force by Muammar Gaddafi against protesters and imposing a series of international sanctions in response.

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