Russia’s warning: The Black Sea is popping right into a zone of harmful confrontation due to NATO
The Black Sea is turning into a zone of dangerous military confrontation, and NATO military exercises in the region are causing conflicts, the director of the Fourth European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Yuri Philipson, told Sputnik.
– Unfortunately, we must state that today the Black Sea is turning from a region of peace and good neighborliness into a zone of dangerous military confrontation. It is completely obvious that such ‘exercises’ do not prevent, but provoke conflict situations – the diplomat answered the question about how the military exercises “Sea Breeze 2021” affect the security situation in the Black Sea.
According to him, Russia will continue to take measures aimed at ensuring national security through diplomatic and other means.
– We have warned several times that the escalation of military-political tension near our borders carries a confrontational charge – the diplomat concluded.
Military exercises “Sea Breeze 2021” were held in the Black Sea from June 28 to July 10. The main participants are Ukraine, USA, Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey and Latvia. The exercises involved 40 warships, 30 aircraft and more than 100 armored vehicles and cars.