Ukraine to welcome NATO's increased presence in Black Sea, - Foreign Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

Dmytro Kuleba reiterated that Russia could deploy nuclear weapons on the occupied Crimean peninsula
08:03, 18 November 2020

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba considers boosted NATO presence in the Black Sea crucial. He said so during the online conference about the Warsaw security forum on November 17. Press office of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry reported that.

"We are all natural allies in the Black Sea. Ukraine will welcome all tools and formats of boosting the NATO presence in the Black Sea, which will also include active involvement of Ukraine and Georgia", said the head of Ukrainian diplomacy.

According to him, the Alliance's eastern flank has to cooperate with Ukraine and Georgia as much as possible, since these countries wish to join the NATO and guarantee Europe's safety, specifically that of the Black Sea region.

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Kuleba is also sure that involvement of Ukraine in the Bucharest Nine format would be beneficial for additional development of Central Europe and security level in the Black Sea region.

"One should consider Black Sea as a space of our common responsibility - regardless the coast line length, naval forces capacity or trade volumes", the Minister said.

Dmytro Kuleba reiterated that Russia could soon deploy nuclear weapons occupied Crimean peninsula, which would be a huge threat to security in the region.

Related: Russia claims creation of Ukrainian naval bases in Black Sea could affect region's stability

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