Alexey Bogdanovsky. The naval forces of NATO and Russia When meeting with each other in the Baltic and Black seas act professionally, said Thursday the Admiral mark Ferguson, commander of the joint command of NATO in Naples and the U.S. Navy in the European Union and Africa.
The American Admiral complained of a "more aggressive" behavior of Russian combat aircraft.
"When it comes to meetings between our forces, I would have said that ships in the Baltic and the Black sea was reported more aggressive behavior from the air force (Russia), overflights over warships. But contact with naval forces was professional and responsible. We hope to continue these professional relationships between forces, " said the Admiral, speaking at the Atlantic Council in Washington.
He said that this year in Naples for the first time in two years, meetings were held between the Russian military and NATO representatives on prevention of incidents at sea.
"We highlighted some incidents and intersection between our forces, But in General I would characterize these meetings as a professional. It was an open, transparent discussion between military, " said Ferguson.
The relationship between Russia and NATO have deteriorated because of disagreements over Ukraine. In a speech at the Atlantic Council Admiral Ferguson has stated many times about the need for NATO to strengthen the defense, in response to the strengthening of military power of Russia.