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Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania decide to create military corridor: What is known

Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania decide to create military corridor: What is known Photo: Minister of Defense of Greece Nikos Dendias (Getty Images)

Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania have decided to establish a coordinated military mobility corridor, according to Twitter (X) of the Minister for National Defense of Greece, Nikos Dendias.

"Today my Bulgarian and Romanian counterparts, Mr. Atanas Zaprianov and Mr.Angel Tîlvăr respectively, and I, signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) regarding the establishment of a Harmonized Military Mobility Corridor, in the margins of the NATO Summit in Washington DC," he announced.

He added that a trilateral meeting will be held in Alexandroupolis, Greece, this autumn to discuss the implementation of the planned actions.

According to Kathimerini, the military corridor will pass through the eastern wing of NATO.

The plan involves integrating four ports and their respective infrastructures and networks. The corridor being created will connect Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis with Varna in Bulgaria and Constanta in Romania—four strategically important cities for NATO due to their proximity to NATO's eastern borders.

The agreement will enable military personnel to move seamlessly across Europe and beyond, crossing border points unhindered during mission execution, significantly reducing the time and bureaucratic procedures currently required.

Additionally, Romania is establishing NATO's largest base in Europe, covering an area of ​​30 square kilometers with more than 10,000 military and civilian personnel. Part of the personnel from Ramstein will soon be transferred to the Mihail Kogălniceanu base on the coast of the Black Sea, as coalition interests increasingly shift eastward due to the Russian threat.

NATO summit

At the NATO summit, the final document emphasizes that hostile hybrid acts by Russia against member countries of the Alliance could escalate to a direct armed attack, prompting the North Atlantic Alliance to invoke Article 5 of the Washington Treaty.

Additionally, NATO considers Russia to be the most significant and direct threat to the Alliance's security.