First Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Geppar called for strengthening NATO to strengthen its presence in the Black Sea region due to Russia’s militarization of the Russian occupied Crimea. This was discussed during a discussion about the future of the Alliance, Geppar wrote on Twitter.
“Took part in the discussion about the future of the Alliance #NATO2030. The security of Ukraine and NATO are indivisible, and strengthening cooperation in the Black and Azov Seas is our common priority. She called for strengthening the presence of the Alliance in the region in the context of the militarization of Crimea,” wrote Geppar.
As reported, despite the sanctions, Russia constantly demonstrates readiness to use its Naval forces in the waters of the Black and Azov seas.
Since August 10, Russian forces have conducted military exercises of the Russian Black Sea Fleet with the participation of the Bastion coastal anti-ship missile systems. On August 11, Russian forces worked out the tasks of identifying and destroying a detachment of aircraft carrier ships of the mock enemy.