Monday, September 1, 2008

Russian MFA: Sending war ships to unstable region won't bring calm

Направление вооруженных кораблей в нестабильный регион не внесёт спокойствия - МИД РФ

The deployment of military forces to unstable regions does not bring any calm and does not help find a solution to the problem which we have here. The opinion was expressed by official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrei Nesterenko on September 1, at a Moscow press conference, commenting on the presence of a fleet of NATO ships in the Black Sea, reports an IA Regnum correspondent.

Nesterenko said that sending ships armed with formidable weapons to the region cannot be considered as a stabilizing measure. "If the ships leave, it will be interpreted as an effort to de-escalate the situation, but the gathering of armed forces is always unequivocally contrary to resolving issues surrounding stabilization," said Nesterenko.

Currently, there are around 10 naval vessels from NATO member countries on the Black Sea.

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