Ukraine and Romania agree to create NATO-led Black Sea fleet
Ukraine and Romania have agreed to create a NATO-led fleet in the Black Sea, Dozhd reported, with reference to 112 Ukraine.
The matter was discussed during Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s visit to Romania.
"In the face of continued aggression by Russia, Ukraine and Romania pay special attention to the security situation in the Black Sea region. We are condemned by the President of Russian to the militarization of the Crimean Peninsula, [and the] occupation of Crimea,” Poroshenko stated.
He explained that Ukraine is interested in creating a NATO-led Black Sea fleet, together with Romania, “in order to strengthen the Alliance's presence and strengthen security in the Black Sea."
"Ukraine is pleased to join the initiative after its approval by the Alliance," Poroshenko stated.
Bulgarian, Turkish, German, Italian, and American warships regularly participate in training exercises in the Black Sea. The authorized period of stay for ships of non-Black Sea countries is currently 21 days.