The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the Russian fleet forces in the Black Sea began tracking minesweepers of the Spanish Navy and the Greek Navy that entered the Black Sea.
“The forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet began to monitor the movements of minesweepers. Tahoe from the Spanish Navy and Evropy from the Greek Navy entered the Black Sea on February 25,” the ministry’s National Center for Defense Affairs said in a statement.
And NATO countries’ ships almost periodically enter the Black Sea. At the end of January, the Black Sea Fleet also tracked the movements of the US destroyers “Porter” and “Donald Cook”.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly indicated that the military presence in the Black Sea of countries’ ships from outside the region does not contribute to enhancing stability, while the United States insists that it works within the framework of the Montreux Convention, which regulates the passage of warships through the Bosporus and the Dardanelles (the agreement allows the passage of civilian ships. And warship across the straits of the Black Sea).