A military standoff is looming in the Black Sea as both forces from NATO and Russia are not backing down, brining up familiar scenes from the Cold War.
Despite stern warning from Russia that it’s ready to neutralize any form of military aggression from any NATO forces, the alliance is readying its military augmentation that will be deployed in the Baltic States and Poland, the Newsweek reported.
Just this week, Russia and NATO have both announced its individual position in the Eastern Europe with Russia not letting NATO forces to cause chaos in the region and NATO-member states saying it’s ready to counter any military aggression from the Russian side.
As previously reported by Morning News USA, countries such as the United States, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, among others are being dragged into the possibility of war against Russia.
Canada, on the other hand, is seriously considering sending some of its men to Eastern Europe as part of the 28-member alliance. But this commitment is yet to be finalized and announced once the Canadian government decides whether it would take part in this NATO-initiated campaign.
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s Secretary General, said the alliance is eyeing to beef up its military presence in the Black Sea as part of its effort to neutralize possible military aggression from Russia, especially in countries that share borders with Russia. It can be recalled that in 2014, Russia annexed Crimea from its neighboring country, Ukraine.
“We have already increased our presence with more air-policing, with assurance measures, with more naval presence and more exercises. But we are also looking into what more we can do. And we are discussing and addressing an offer from Romania that they can provide the framework, the headquarters for a brigade which can then organize and facilitate NATO activities in the region, including exercises and also assurance measures,” Stoltenberg was quoted as saying by Newsweek.