The UN Security Council should impose sanctions for the ongoing US attempts to destabilize the situation in the Azov-Black Sea basin. This was announced on Thursday, November 25, by the senator from the Republic of Crimea Olga Kovitidi.
Thus, she commented on the information of the US Sixth Fleet, according to which the US Navy missile destroyer Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) is sent to the Black Sea to participate in operations with NATO partners in the region.
“It is quite obvious – this is a specific proposal – the UN Security Council should impose sanctions for the ongoing US attempts to destabilize the situation in the Azov-Black Sea basin. We must already move from words to deeds and demand that international organizations take concrete measures against the United States, ”the senator emphasized in an interview with REN TV.
At the same time, she added that the growth of NATO activity is taking place against the background of the intensification of provocations of the Ukrainian side in the Donbass. According to Covitidi, in fact, the United States and its allies by their actions are accomplices in escalating military tensions along the borders of Russia.
Earlier, on November 21, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that NATO should stop provocative activities near the Russian borders in order to find a way out of the current tense situation in relations between Russia and the West. He added that under the guise of the alliance’s exercises in the Black Sea, Ukraine is most likely seeking another attempt to start a military solution to its internal problem.
Prior to that, on November 17, the missile destroyer USS Porter left the Black Sea, which it entered on October 30 in order to participate in exercises with NATO allies and partners in the region.
Since arriving in the Black Sea, the ship has conducted maneuvering exercises with the Blue Ridge-class command ship USS Mount Whitney, the Henry J. Kaiser-class flagship USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189), as well as Bulgarian, Romanian, Turkish and Ukrainian fleets.
On November 13, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said that an unplanned US exercise in the Black Sea is a serious challenge for Russia. He said that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation had a proposal to also conduct its own unplanned exercises, but Putin considered it inappropriate.