A squadron of six ships of NATO on March 9-10, go to the Bulgarian port of Varna to provide consultations before joint exercises in the Black sea, said Last news on Thursday, a military-diplomatic source.
yesterday it was announced that a Detachment of NATO, composed of ships of the U.S. Navy, Canada, Italy, Germany, Turkey and Romania will hold General exercises in the Black sea. Their goal is to develop interactions in the framework of the obligations under the collective defense. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation called the exercise provocative and does not promote peace in Ukraine ".
"currently, NATO ships are sent in the southwestern part of the Black sea. It is expected that on March 9-10, the group of ships will go to the Bulgarian port of Varna to provide you with the most recent consultations prior to the exercise, " said the head of the Department.
The group of ships under the command of an American rear Admiral brad Williamson has absorbed the cruiser Vicksburg "the U.S. Navy and four frigates - canadian" Fredericton ", Turkish " Turgutreis ", Romanian " Regina Maria ", Italian "Aliseo" and the tanker "Spessart" the German Navy. According to the Admiral, NATO ships arrived in the Black sea at the invitation of the governments of Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania.
first, NATO has already conducted similar exercises in the Black sea - from 4 to 13 July the Navy ships Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Turkey and the United States participated in the exercise " breeze-2014 ", the purpose of which was to improve interaction and cooperation between the armed forces of countries and development participation in crisis management operations.