The U.S. Navy may arrange naval blockade to Russian vessels, which supply energy sources to the Middle East. United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke claimed this at the dedicated to energy event in Pittsburgh on September 28, Washington Examiner reports.
According to him, the reason of Moscow presence in the Middle East region is precisely the sale of petroleum on which the Russian economy relies.
Zinke stressed that the capabilities of the American Navy allow blocking sea lanes so that Russia does not control the energy sources market in the Middle East, as it does it in Europe.
It should be noted that the Russian activity in the Sea of Azov increased over the last three months. Russians do not allow the trade vessels heading to and emerging from the Ukrainian ports to freely pass through the Kerch Strait. In this regard, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko commissioned the Minister of Defense, the Chief of the General Staff and the Commandment of the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to take measures to stop Russian provocations in relation to blocking the entry of vessels into Ukrainian ports on the Azov Sea. The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine developed a set of measures in response to Russia's actions. The set of measures includes the limit of passenger traffic with Russia.