NATO’s intention to increase its military presence in the Black sea region is explained by the desire of the organization to obtain financial support from the United States. This opinion in an interview with “Tape.ru” was expressed by the Deputy of the state Duma of Crimea Ruslan Balbec.
“I am confident that threats to the NATO Secretary General [Jens Stoltenberg] will be implemented in full: will drive the grouping of ships, pechatayutsya in the waters away from Russia and will report to Washington that military objectives are met, Russian intimidated” — poironizirovat the MP.
Balbec added that Stoltenberg should stop “acting “Walker, Texas Ranger”” and to begin to build a constructive dialogue with Russia.
“Stoltenberg understands that in the Black sea to frighten Russia is useless, to provoke a military conflict the second largest army of the world — not the best idea (…). Although the black sea basin is an international water, I think that we shouldn’t push backs” — said the Deputy.
16 February, NATO Secretary General said that the dialogue with Moscow must be supported by “hard predictable approach” and “credible deterrence”.
At the end of January it was reported that the defense Ministers of countries — members of NATO in February 2017, approve a package of measures to strengthen its military presence in the Black sea region. As stated Stoltenberg that measures will cover the strengthening of regional positions of the Alliance on land, sea and airspace.
In 2014, after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and the beginning of the armed conflict in the Donbass NATO has announced a strengthening of the Eastern European plot. In Moscow, this decision caused a negative reaction.