US experts advise NATO to strengthen presence in the Black Sea

According to analysts, there is a clear “Baltic” bias in the NATO strategy.

US experts advise NATO to strengthen presence in the Black Sea

According to the portal “Rubaltic”, a report from the Washington-based Center for the Analysis of European Policy CEPA says that the command of the North Atlantic Alliance was too keen on strengthening the north-eastern flank in the Baltic states, weakening its position in the Black Sea. NATO needs to address the imbalance, given China’s growing role in the Asian direction.

“An imbalance in NATO’s policy manifested itself immediately after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, when combat units of reinforced direct presence were deployed in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia,” analysts recall, “This approach led to inconsistency along the eastern flank, which gave the Kremlin an initiative in the Black Sea region, endangering NATO’s cohesion and exposing it to continued aggressive sounding by Russia. ”

Talk of militarization by the North Atlantic Alliance of the Black Sea began to appear much more often in international media. So, in early March, the bulletin of the Polish Institute of International Relations stated that after the reunification of Crimea with Russia, Moscow began to intensively increase its military presence in the Black Sea, having managed to achieve superiority over NATO.

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