In the Russian Federation Council said that sending a U.S. warship in the Black sea “only exacerbate tensions in the region.”
This was stated by the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
In particular, the Russian official rather ambiguous reacted to the decision of the state Department, because according to media reports the United States has informed Turkey about sending ships to the Black sea.
He also added that “formally there are no obstacles for the entry of American ships into the Black sea no, if the order will be maintained”, because, as you know ships nachimovsky States can stay in the waters not more than 21 days.
“The American military presence can only make this worse (and definitely increase) the tension in the region, even given the fact that it is only symbolic …” – said Kosachev.
It should be noted that earlier, the US announced the intention to send in the Black sea warships in response to Russia’s aggression in the Kerch Strait.
The report said that the U.S. military has sent the state Department a message about the intention to nominate in the Black sea warships. Thus Washington wants to respond to the recent incident in the Kerch Strait, where Russian border guards detained Ukrainian sailors.
The US ships will have to overcome the Bosporus and the Dardanelles (which links the Mediterranean sea with the Black sea). They control Turkey, and, according to the Montreux Convention of 1936, Americans need to previously inform Istanbul on passage of their military vessels.
“According to the rules of the Treaty, the countries that have coastline on the Black sea, are obliged to give Turkey notice at least 15 days before the transit of the Straits”, – explained in the message.
Analysts suggest that Turkey’s permission will give American warships, the possibility of passage through the Straits, but this option “may not necessarily be used”. Representative fleet Kyle Raines, who oversees naval operations in the region, expressed full bogotanos.
Recall, NATO Secretary General appealed to Putin.
As reported “Znayu” NATO troops are preparing to transition into the Azov sea Putin’s nightmare may come true.
Also “Znayu” wrote that Klimkin called “the best sanction against Russia.”
NATO is ready to strengthen its presence in the Black sea
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.