Political scientist Dmitry Solonnikov believes that the NATO and US exercises in the Black Sea are a rehearsal for more decisive actions by the allies, while the only enemy of the alliance in the region is Russia. This was announced on Saturday, October 30, by political analyst Dmitry Solonnikov.
As the political scientist noted, the alliance does not hide the fact that the Russian Federation is the only enemy in this region. For this reason, the practicing of actions, from the point of view of the expert, is being conducted against Russia.
“Where can we resist Russia? Perhaps we are talking about Syria. <...> Perhaps we are talking about the Middle East, perhaps about the territory of the Black Sea region, “he said REN TV…
According to him, NATO as a large military bloc cannot exist without regular maneuvers, otherwise the organization will exist only on paper.
At the same time, the main task of the North Atlantic Alliance is to achieve coordination of actions of the participating countries, the political scientist added.
On the same day, a military expert, development director of the Foundation for Assistance to Technologies of the XXI Century, Ivan Konovalov, made provocations at the exercises of the United States and NATO in the Black Sea. According to him, the alliance exercises are constantly taking place near the borders of the Russian Federation. Because of this, there is a threat that NATO could go for a serious provocation, he added.
On October 30, the headquarters of the US Navy’s Sixth Fleet and NATO’s Naval Strike and Support Forces deployed operations in the Black and Mediterranean Seas. The US Arleigh Burke-class missile destroyer USS Porter has already begun transit to the Black Sea.
On October 21, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer noted that the alliance should show Russia its readiness to use weapons if necessary. According to her, no state should consider the possibility of attacking NATO partners.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the words of the German minister fantasies, urging him to focus on reality.
In turn, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called such statements inadmissible. She pointed out that the alliance is still aimed exclusively at “containing” Russia, while the Russian Federation does not threaten NATO.
On October 1, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that Russian radar stations detected 48 foreign reconnaissance aircraft and 10 reconnaissance drones near the country’s borders in a week. The Russian Armed Forces have lifted fighters into the air four times to escort foreign reconnaissance aircraft. There was no violation of the state border of the Russian Federation.
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