Grushko criticized NATO’s decision on strengthening the presence in the Black sea


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NATO’s decision on strengthening the presence in the black sea region leads to tensions, Russia will study them and take steps to ensure their own safety, said the permanent representative of Russia to NATO Alexander Grushko.

Thursday following the meeting of defense Ministers of countries-members of NATO the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the eight countries of the Alliance will participate in the formation of the multinational brigade in Romania and five other countries will provide air and ground support elements of the brigade. The Ministers also adopted a decision on strengthening the presence of the naval forces in the Black sea. Permanent naval group of the Alliance will be more likely to go to the Black sea, intensifitsiruetsa exercises in the region, will collect information about the situation, and will take over as the focal point for interaction with the Navy’s allies in the region.

“All of this will be the subject of a thorough analysis. We have already taken additional steps to strengthen our groups in the South. There is a re of our group in the Crimea. And, of course, will take all necessary measures to ensure that the security interests of Russia in this region had been properly secured, no doubt about it,” said Grushko Russian journalists, commenting on the results of the meeting of the Alliance.

According to him, is “another step in the direction of increasing tension in the regions, affecting the vital interests of the Russian Federation”.