NATO foreign policy ministers expressed strong support for Georgia and Ukraine these days at a meeting held in Brussels. These countries have been facing aggressive and provocative Russian politics for a long time.
“NATO has significantly increased its presence in the Black Sea region over the past several years, at sea, on the ground and in the air. This is evidence that the Alliance remains committed to strengthening our ties with Ukraine and Georgia,” NATO said.
At a press conference held by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, he reiterated on the occasion of the crisis in the Azov Sea that NATO considers Russia to be responsible for it. He added that the Western Military Alliance expects Russia to release as soon as possible the captured Ukrainian sailors and their ships and stop the blockade of free navigation through the Azov Sea. Stoltenberg has convicted Russia’s continued military presence in Abkhazia and South Ossetia (regions of Georgia ) and therefore demanded the withdrawal of her army.
“One of the responses to Russian aggressive actions is patrolling our ships in the waters of the Black Sea. This year we did this 120 days, compared to 80, how much we controlled this region last year. In addition, several NATO member states are in charge of “air policy” (air patrol patrols) and reconnaissance flights. In the end, in Romania, a multinational infantry brigade was formed under the leadership of that country, “added Stoltenberg.