The American analytical center RAND Corporation presented a report that talks about the strategy of “containment” of Russia in the Black Sea region. US experts have expressed concern that the Russian Federation has increased strength in the Southern Military District and modernized the Black Sea Fleet. This is reported by RT.
Analysts at the US government center suggest using air defense systems in Bulgaria and Romania, and conducting joint military exercises with Ukraine and Georgia to “contain” Russia.
The authors of the report noted that not all states of the Black Sea region share the interests of the United States and the North Atlantic Alliance; therefore, it is difficult to develop a unified strategy to counter Russia.
On October 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law the ratification of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, which confirms the peaceful use of the sea, establishes a regime of shipping and the collective use of the water area, and also excludes the presence of warships of foreign states that are not parties to the convention .
During the discussion of the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea in the State Duma, Anton Morozov, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, MP from the LDPR faction, noted the importance of adopting the closed status of the Caspian Sea. The parliamentarian noted that in the future such a practice could be extended to the Black Sea.