Military Observer Litovkin: The United States Is Trying to Demonstrate Power by Exercises in the Black Sea .ru “revealed the real reason for the unplanned exercise of the American fleet in the Black Sea. He noted that Moscow is in control of the situation, and if the US ships cross the “red lines”, the Russian military is ready to send them “to feed the fish.”
Earlier, US Navy officer Brian Harrington said that regular military exercises bypassing the Convention Montreux will help strip Russia of leadership in the Black Sea and domination in the region. The expert noted that by such actions, the States are trying to demonstrate strength after the shameful flight from Afghanistan, thereby showing that they can walk wherever they want. However, as Litovkin noted, they walk in neutral waters.
“In doing so, they also provide moral support to Ukraine and Georgia, demonstrating that these states can eventually join NATO and they can take part in the exercises of the Alliance … By the way, the transition of Ukrainian ships to the Sea of Azov can be presented as an exercise together with the NATO fleet, they say, NATO helped Ukrainian ships break through from the Black Sea to the Azov Sea, sweeping away the Russian fleet on the way, “the military observer said.
He stressed that at the same time Russia is closely monitoring the actions of American ships in the Black Sea, controlling them and aiming at them. “If they cross the red lines, Russia will send them where they should be – to feed the fish,” the expert concluded.
Earlier, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said that the country is ready to help NATO in ensuring security in the Black Sea region. According to him, Georgia is a devoted ally and a “participant in global security”.