Such plans were a response to the strengthening of the Russian military grouping in Crimea, Stoltenberg explained.
NATO will continue to build up its military presence in the Black Sea region. Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said this at a press conference on Monday, November 30.
The decision was made in response to the strengthening of the Russian military grouping in Crimea. Also, this issue will be discussed on December 2 with the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Georgia.
“We see that Russia is increasing its military presence in Crimea, so we must increase our presence in the Black Sea region and discuss this issue with our partners — Ukraine and Georgia — what we will do on Wednesday with their ministers,” Stoltenberg said.
“We work closely with our valuable partners in the Black Sea region — Georgia and Ukraine — as well as the three NATO countries — Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania. NATO already has a significant military presence in the region, we recently had naval exercises there, we also deployed in Romania has a NATO training brigade under Romanian command, “added the NATO Secretary-General.
We will remind that earlier in NATO announced the strengthening of the military presence of Russia. Russia is deploying new forces and weapons from the Far North to Libya and Syria, Jens Stoltenberg noted.