NATO to reinforce presence from Black to Baltic Seas: Blinken
US Secretary of State says the NATO military alliance will reinforce its presence from the Black to the Baltic seas.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday that NATO will reinforce its presence from the Black to the Baltic seas.
At a joint press conference with Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu, the US Secretary of State said, "We're going to reinforce our presence from the Black to the Baltic seas."
The Russian Defense Ministry stated last week that media allegations about talks between the chief of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, and chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Rob Bauer, on shipping safety in the Black Sea were fake news.
It is noteworthy that on October 29, the Russian Defense Ministry said Ukraine carried out a drone attack targeting military and civilian ships in the Bay of Sevastopol in Crimea, saying that preparations for the attacks were done under UK specialists' guidance.
Blinken is on a visit to Romania for the NATO foreign ministers' meeting. He is expected to hold separate meetings with the alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
The military alliance's Secretary-general had indicated that the alliance's foreign ministers will discuss ways to address the alliance's challenges posed by China.
A few days ago, Stoltenberg told the German newspaper Welt that the West must continue delivering aid to Ukraine - both military and financial - though this is draining Europe due to the high costs it incurs for Europeans.
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