MOSCOW, April 9 – RIA Novosti. The increased activity of NATO in the Black Sea complicates the security situation in the Black Sea region, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told RIA Novosti, commenting on the passage of American warships through the Bosphorus.
Earlier, a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti that Washington had notified Ankara about the passage of two warships through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea, where they would be stationed from April 14-15 to May 4-5.
“Increased NATO activity in the Black Sea is a factor that complicates the security situation in the Black Sea region,” Grushko said.
Answering a question about contacts between Moscow and Ankara in connection with the passage of American ships into the Black Sea, the high-ranking diplomat noted that “there are appropriate mechanisms for notification.”