Ukrainian expert: NATO helpless before Russia in Black Sea

NATO and the European Union will not be able to prevent Russia from imposing a complete naval blockade on the Ukrainian city of Odessa if it so wished

Ukrainian expert: NATO helpless before Russia in Black Sea

Ukrainian expert Mykhaylo Samus said that Russia occupies a dominant position in the Black Sea, so even if it wants to, the North Atlantic Alliance will not be able to prevent Moscow from implementing any of its plans, the Polityekspert website reported.

“It would take Russia one hour to set up a complete blockade of Odessa and cut off Ukraine from the world ocean, and no one will be able to do anything”, –  the expert said.

He also recalled that in 2018 Ukrainian ships entered Russian territorial waters in the Kerch Strait. At the same time, “Ukraine’s partners represented by NATO and the EU remained aloof from the incident.

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