“It is obvious that such kind of “training” provokes but not prevents the conflict situations,” the diplomat answered the question how NATO drills influence the security in this region.
According to him, Russia will continue to assume measures “on the provision of the national security” with the help of diplomatic and other tools.
Pilipson added that the Russian government “has repeated numerously that the fomenting of the military and political tensions directly near the borders carries confrontation blast”.
As we reported, on June 28, the solemn opening ceremony of Ukrainian-American Sea Breeze 2021 drills took place in Odesa. About 30 countries-members participated in it. Commander of the Naval Forces of Ukraine rear-admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa headed the event.
Later, NATO stated that the alliance’s countries are ready to continue building up their presence in the Black Sea region and to assist in the development of Ukraine's naval capabilities.