Romanian defence ministry denies conscription amid conflict in Ukraine

Romanian defence ministry Mircea Dusa said on February 27 that there was no conscription underway in the country amid the military conflict in neighbouring Ukraine that has prompted rumours that Romania is drafting young men in anticipation of a wider regional conflict.

Dusa pointed out it is only the Romanian parliament which can pass such a decision. “You see, everything that was normal is now becoming abnormal. No one has spoken about conscription or calling young men or reservists to serve under the colours. This is possible, under the law, only when a state of war is declared, but a state of war or the general conscription can only happen through a decision by parliament,” Dusa said, as quoted by Agerpres.

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