This may be the Romanian Ministry of Defense’s motto these days: one incident after another. In March, there were two significant incidents. Two military planes collided on the same day in the first, killing eight people. Another incident occurred on Friday, March 18, when a soldier coordinating tank operations was crushed during routine procedures.
On Saturday night, another tragedy was going to unfold. In Constanta, near the Black Sea, a disguised man trespassed one military unit and took the pistol and ammo of the military defending the premises.
According to a news release from the Romanian Ministry of Defence, a soldier from the 110 Communications and Informatics Center in Mamaia Sat, Constanta county, was attacked on Saturday, March 19, while doing guard duty in the military unit. At around 8.15 p.m., an unidentified guy wearing a hood and wielding a knife broke into the army unit’s perimeter and attacked the soldier.
According to the source, the guard station soldier followed legal procedures, opposed the attacker in a face-to-face encounter, but stripped the weapon and a 30-cartridge magazine.
After controlling the weapon and ammo, the assailant departed the unit’s perimeter (jumped the fence). The assaulted soldier immediately contacted the guard corps commander and the unit commander.
The event is being investigated by the Military Prosecutor’s Office and the police.
The incident prompted the Ministry of National Defense’s leadership to issue an immediate order to improve security services, verify security plans, and defend military goals at the level of all military units.
According to Valahia News, this is the third occurrence involving Romanian military forces raises severe concerns about the Romanian soldiers’ quality of training. This occurs when the Romanian people require more excellent protection than any previous moment in history. Unfortunately, a succession of occurrences reveals that, before everything else, the army requires significant training.