The Alliance wants to create a new strategy for its activities in the Mediterranean sea, informs.
the journal emphasizes that the actions of NATO are associated with increased instability in the middle East and the growing military presence of Russia South of the Bosphorus. Commissioners of the Commonwealth fear that has paid insufficient attention to the southern flank of NATO, and the vulnerability, according to their statements, it became apparent in connection with the Russian operation in the Syrian Arab Republic.
NATO will look the new draft of the Mediterranean strategy at the meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs on December 1-2, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. He said that the southern flank of NATO is facing "multiple threats" that require immediate action.
according to him, the strategy will be to assume a more active intelligence activities in the Mediterranean sea, strengthening the permanent military presence of NATO in the region as well as sending military advisers to NATO in North Africa and the Middle East.
"The freedom of navigation in the Mediterranean sea is fundamentally important for NATO. As we see better potential Russian with considerable reach, it became important to strengthen our deterrent forces " - said Deputy commander of the Joint forces of NATO in the European Union, Adrian Bradshaw. According to him, the Alliance wants to do in the South " solid line of containment ".
The relationship between Russia and NATO have deteriorated because of disagreements over Ukraine. Russia said about unprecedented growth of military presence of NATO on its borders, NATO has also declared an increase in potential "danger" from Russia. 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.