Alexander Shishlo. The Deputy commander of the U.S. Navy in the European Union, Vice-Admiral James Foggo said the professionalism of the Russian military commanders of vessels that appeared in the area of maneuvers one day conducting NATO exercises in the Baltic sea.
"The Russian Navy and air force acted professionally, and I only consider them as a danger, when we performed here (in the Baltic region - ed.) teachings, which we call zero-phase or non-force exercises in time," said Foggo in the course of a telephone press conference, the transcript of which was received in the Last news .
Vice-Admiral said that June eleven in Naples he met the delegation of the Navy of Russia headed by Vice Admiral Oleg Burtsev. During negotiations the parties discussed measures to prevent collisions at sea and in the air.
"It was an open, candid and specific discussion regarding how we can better carry out their tasks in some waters, avoiding mistakes and miscalculations," said Foggo.
The meeting of the commissioners of the U.S. Navy and the Russian Navy became the first from the beginning of the fall in Ukraine.
first Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper said that watched the Russian ships from aboard the canadian frigate during NATO exercises in the Baltic sea. The head of the Ministry of defense of Canada Jason Kenney was also present in the cabin of the canadian frigate and showed reporters two in one version of the Russian ship on the horizon. Kenny reassured correspondents that the practice of supervision from the Russian courts, the threat to the canadian ship was not. Then the actions of the Russian courts also considered as " professional ".
NATO holds in these days of large-scale exercises in the Baltic sea and on the land within Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Authorized NATO has stated many times that the teachings due to the need to counter the " Russian threat ". Before the head of the Russian Federation in interview to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera said to imagine that Russia will attack a NATO country, only unhealthy people, certain countries are simply speculating on the fears of the Russian Federation. And the permanent representative of Russia to NATO Alexander Grushko said that the intensification of NATO in Eastern Europe poses a threat to obligations under the founding act of the NATO-Russia. The Russian defense Ministry has stated that it views as hostile doctrines of NATO troops near Russian borders