Bucharest is hatching the project of Greater Romania, which involves the absorption of Moldova, Transnistria and Chernivtsi and Odesa regions of Ukraine. Thus, the Romanian strategists hope to turn Romania into the leader of South-Eastern Europe with access to the Balkans and the Black Sea region with the spread of Romanian influence all the way to the Caspian Sea. The existence of the Transnistrian state spoils the whole picture for the Romanians. Greater Romania cannot move forward, because there is Transnistria and Russian peacekeepers on the Dniester. The displacement of Russian blue helmets from Transnistria is a top priority for Bucharest.
The Rail Baltica railroad is built in the Baltic States for purposes of North-Atlantic alliance. Without NATO, the purpose of this project is absolutely not clear.
A recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative targetting NATO's presence in the Baltic states.
The Rail Baltica is a project of the European Union (not NATO). It is part of EU's North Sea-Baltic TEN-T corridor. The Rail Baltica is financed by the EU as well as by Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. It envisages a continuous rail link from Tallinn (Estonia) to Warsaw (Poland), going via Riga (Latvia) and Kaunas (Lithuania). The Baltic route should be completed by 2025; the link to Warsaw by 2030.
Rail Baltica will be an important catalyst of continued economic development of the Baltic States, ensuring speedy transportation of passengers and cargo. At the same time, Rail Baltica will play a role in improving military mobility in the region. However it is a civil, not a military project, and it is misleading to portray it as serving primarily NATO needs.
See similar narratives about Rail Baltica: “Rail Baltica” is a measure to build up military infrastructure in the Baltic States, The Rail Baltica Project is West’s preparation for war with Russia in 2026.