“The so-called“ Black Sea package ”of measures to contain Russia, which they intend to discuss at the NATO summit, will be another destructive and senseless attempt to threaten our country.” This was stated by a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergey Zheleznyak.
According to the politician: “Safety of the Black Sea water area is one of the priority tasks of Russia. Our country strictly adheres to international shipping rules and reliably protects its borders from any encroachment, which was proved by Russia’s response to the provocation of Ukraine in the Kerch Strait.
NATO’s loud declarations of readiness to participate in strengthening the security system of the Black Sea basin countries are slyly covering up the Alliance’s true objectives in the region. NATO’s main concern remains pressure on Russia by expanding the Alliance’s influence on neighboring countries. That is why military exercises are increasingly being held near the borders with Russia, and promises are made to include Ukraine and Georgia as members of NATO, despite the fact that they do not even believe in NATO itself. In addition, the leadership of the Alliance has repeatedly stated the return of the Russian Crimea to Ukraine, clinging to the impossible fantasy of deploying their naval base in Sevastopol. This did not happen only because the people of Crimea made a historic decision to reunite with Russia. ”
“Under the patronage of the main sponsor in the person of Washington, NATO continues to provoke Russia into retaliatory measures, hiding behind fabricated accusations and the reason for resisting the Russian pseudo-threat that has already become sorely scared. The aggressive anti-Russian rhetoric of the United States and its satellites stubbornly impose on other countries as an argument for swaying the arms race and destabilizing the international situation,” the deputy added.