Russia uses Crimea to expand its influence in the Black Sea – NATO
Russia’s actions in the Black Sea are a key issue for NATO, said NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana, UATV informs.
Russia is using the occupied Crimea to expand its influence in the Black Sea.
“We saw the Russia’s aggressive behavior, including its troops in Georgia, the illegal annexation of Crimea and the ongoing violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Now it uses Crimea to project forces into the Black Sea and far beyond, into the Mediterranean and North Africa. We should remain vigilant, especially against the backdrop of the recent and significant military accumulation in the region”, the statement said.