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Vershbow: NATO presence in the Black Sea needs to be strengthened

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NATO countries should think about strengthening the grouping of ships in the Black Sea, this is necessary to deter potential aggressors, leads Look Statement by the Deputy Secretary General of the Alliance, Alexander Vershbow.




“Here, in the Black Sea region, the Allies should think about strengthening the presence of the international contingent of NATO and focus on our capabilities at sea. Such a presence can be stable, but at the same time it will be defensive in nature and in line with the Montreux Convention, ”said Vershbow.

"A clear signal will be sent to any potential aggressor that if he invades the territory of the NATO countries, he will face a tough response from the entire alliance - Americans, Europeans and local defense forces - and he will pay a disproportionately high price for his actions,"
he declared.

A week ago, Vershbow suggested that the countries of the alliance "assess the possibility of a more sustainable military presence," since the EU faced "strategic threats simultaneously from two different directions." On the one hand, Russia, which “challenges the international law and sovereignty of the neighboring states,” and on the other, “instability and violence at the southern borders of the alliance that threatens to spread to its territory in the form of terrorism and uncontrolled migration.”
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  1. inkass_98
    inkass_98 April 27 2016 13: 22
    +14
    Using the example of a strike on Syrian barmels by Monsieur Vershbow, he could be convinced that we do not need to invade anywhere in order to get our opponents in this region. And the coastal defense system will reduce the increase in the number of NATO ships in the Black Sea only to a wider variety of targets for missiles.
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 27 2016 13: 31
      +5
      Vershbow: NATO presence in the Black Sea needs to be strengthened

      Vershbow and send you a simple sailor.
      1. Stalker.1977
        Stalker.1977 April 27 2016 13: 34
        +2
        Recently, the Macareans themselves in the report stated that a maximum of 10 days all NATO will stand in Europe if Russia decides to attack.
        1. Lukich
          Lukich April 27 2016 13: 42
          +1
          Quote: Stalker.1977
          Recently, the Macareans themselves in the report stated that a maximum of 10 days all NATO will stand in Europe if Russia decides to attack.

          well it's on land
          “Here, in the Black Sea region, the allies should think about strengthening the presence of the international contingent of NATO

          welcome a hell.
          1. DMB_95
            DMB_95 April 27 2016 19: 14
            0
            After a close acquaintance with our electronic warfare troops and regular overflights by our airborne forces, in the USA you will have to build madhouses for the state sailors who returned from the Black Sea wassat
      2. lelikas
        lelikas April 27 2016 13: 49
        +1
        They need to christen another destroyer Cook, so that on 12.04.17 - immediately in the Baltic and Black Sea Fleet, our pilots could train at the same time.
        1. Passer
          Passer April 27 2016 16: 43
          0
          Brad, NATO wants to increase its military presence in the Black Sea to deter "potential aggressors"!?!
          And why not immediately on the Caspian? Or White?
          1. Lukich
            Lukich April 27 2016 18: 27
            0
            Quote: Passer
            Brad, NATO wants to increase its military presence in the Black Sea to deter "potential aggressors"!?!
            And why not immediately on the Caspian? Or White?

            and the toad is stuck that the Crimea did not grow together. and not theirs alone
    2. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock April 27 2016 13: 36
      +2
      We dampened NATO in the 90s as we began to reduce the Navy. Now we are building up the ship and submarines, and they perceive this as a threat. The US and NATO strategy is a numerical superiority in all directions.
      The fact that we have bastions, Warsaw, balls, frigates in the Black Sea should not reassure us, the United States can also easily expand its group, there are coastal complexes with harpoon missiles, they are building a large number of anti-submarine R-8 Poseidon, I'm not talking about air defense systems, numerous air forces, and ship structure.
    3. Andrey K
      Andrey K April 27 2016 13: 44
      +6
      "At the same time, it will be defensive and in line with the Montreux Convention," Vershbow said.
      Well, in accordance with the convention, there is already a NATO fleet in the Black Sea - the "Armada" of Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey ...
      Of which only the Turkish fleet can be called a fleet laughing
      Why then all of these: if that ... yes we ... but how to show ... laughing
    4. Altona
      Altona April 27 2016 14: 15
      +2
      Quote: inkass_98
      Using the example of a strike on Syrian barmels by Monsieur Vershbow, he could be convinced that we do not need to invade anywhere in order to get our opponents in this region. And the coastal defense system will reduce the increase in the number of NATO ships in the Black Sea only to a wider variety of targets for missiles.

      -----------------------
      Even in the bearded 1993, a number of analysts pointed out that NATO should not be moved to the borders of Russia. That this will cause the weakening of the alliance itself by loosening it by the battleless armies of the Balkan and Baltic Limitrophs. And of course, the response of Russia, which will be able to respond with the development of its space and rocket technologies. Which is what happened.
      1. fif21
        fif21 April 27 2016 14: 24
        +1
        Quote: Altona
        in 1993, a bearded one, a number of analysts pointed out that NATO should not be moved to the borders of Russia.

        Tired already! am Climb like bugs. Maybe it's time to do the disinfection? wassat
        1. Chertkov Oleg
          Chertkov Oleg April 27 2016 15: 38
          +1
          There are rules:
          The Montreux Convention retains the freedom of passage through the straits for merchant ships of all countries in both peacetime and wartime. However, the mode of passage of warships is different for the Black Sea and non-Black Sea states. Subject to prior notification by the Turkish authorities, the Black Sea Powers may navigate their warships of any class through the straits in peacetime. For warships of non-Black Sea powers, significant class restrictions have been introduced (only small surface ships pass) and tonnage. The total tonnage of military vessels of non-Black Sea states in the Black Sea should not exceed 30 thousand tons (with the possibility of increasing this maximum to 45 thousand tons in case of an increase in the naval forces of the Black Sea countries) with a stay of not more than 21 days.

          But the law is not written for mattresses:
          2008: during the armed conflict in South Ossetia, an American military ship with a significant displacement entered the Black Sea. In this regard, the question arose about the applicability of the Montreux Convention.
          5 February 2014: the frigate of the US Navy Taylor entered the Black Sea. In connection with the events in the Crimea, the ship was in the water area until March 9, exceeding the maximum allowable period by the Montreux Convention for 11 days [

          Squeeze, squeeze and squeeze out by all means, otherwise they will breed in the Black Sea like fleas.
          1. Lukich
            Lukich April 27 2016 18: 09
            0
            Quote: Oleg Chertkov

            Squeeze, squeeze and squeeze out by all means, otherwise they will breed in the Black Sea like fleas.

            precedent is already there
            1. Old
              Old April 27 2016 20: 27
              0
              It's time to give the Kerch shipbuilders the task of building a ship-iron unsinkable and chasing them NATO and Amer on the Black Sea
    5. vodolaz
      vodolaz April 27 2016 18: 54
      0
      He apparently does not know that there are anti-ship missiles for which the Black Sea is nothing more than a puddle.
    6. the villain
      the villain April 27 2016 22: 13
      +1
      Quote: inkass_98
      And the coastal defense system will reduce the increase in the number of NATO ships in the Black Sea only to a wider variety of targets for missiles.

      Vershbow verbiage can be answered shorter ...
  2. alex-cn
    alex-cn April 27 2016 13: 23
    +2
    "and he will pay a disproportionately high price for his actions,"
    How much cheaper will it cost us to install a few more "Balls" and "bastions" than to maintain a NATO flotilla? Let them spend, the more, the better, the faster they go broke. Asymmetric response, great thing ...
  3. Pirogov
    Pirogov April 27 2016 13: 23
    +5
    Each bastard tries to insert his five cents and at least somehow remind himself.
  4. 77_78
    77_78 April 27 2016 13: 24
    0
    whose courts to strengthen, the state? But what about the provisions of that Montreux Convention? Mismatch ...
    1. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock April 27 2016 13: 31
      +1
      Quote: 77_78
      whose courts to strengthen, the state? But what about the provisions of that Montreux Convention? Mismatch ...

      Most likely Turkish, Turkey ordered several Type 214 submarines. Several more ships may be bought. NATO aircraft can be based in Turkey and Romania.
    2. Scoun
      Scoun April 27 2016 13: 46
      0
      Quote: 77_78
      whose courts to strengthen, the state?

      Yes, here in general the question is open)))
      It is necessary to tighten Barack Obama with a comment on the statements of Vershbow.
      US President Barack Obama claims that his colleague Vladimir Putin views NATO and the European Union "as a threat to Russian power." This position was voiced by the head of the White House in an interview published on Monday to the CBS television channel, reports TASS.
      “Mr Putin used to view NATO, the EU, and transatlantic unity as a threat to Russian power,” Obama said. “I think he is wrong.

      Where are we mistaken?
  5. svp67
    svp67 April 27 2016 13: 24
    +3
    NATO countries should think about strengthening the grouping of ships in the Black Sea, this is necessary to deter potential aggressors, leads Glance statement of the Deputy Secretary General of the Alliance, Alexander Vershbow.
    And then this Mr. will shout that Russia has approached the NATO fleet ...
  6. Magic archer
    Magic archer April 27 2016 13: 24
    0
    It is not for nothing that ours is strengthening the Black Sea Fleet. Plus, the Caspian Flotilla, which with the help of Caliber can control almost the entire Black Sea zone.
  7. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ April 27 2016 13: 30
    +5
    A clear signal will be sent to any potential aggressor that if he invades the territory of NATO countries, he will receive a tough response from the entire alliance
    Well, just say: "If Russia invades ..." Guys! Oh! We with his Crimea whole Black Sea basin their by means of control as you never dreamed. And nobody forbade you to bring various nonsense.
  8. otter.1
    otter.1 April 27 2016 13: 31
    +3
    An urgent need to strengthen the Navy in the Gulf of Mexico, you know, dismissed.
    1. EvgNik
      EvgNik April 27 2016 13: 39
      +1
      Quote: otter.1
      Urgent need to strengthen the Navy in the Gulf of Mexico

      I’ll clarify. The groupings in the Chesapeake Bay and Maine Bay still need to be strengthened.
      1. otter.1
        otter.1 April 27 2016 13: 50
        0
        Can not argue!!! I'm stupid by someone.
  9. Monos
    Monos April 27 2016 13: 36
    +5
    On the one hand, Russia, which "challenges international law and the sovereignty of neighboring states"




    Yes, we are such aggressors!
  10. APASUS
    APASUS April 27 2016 13: 54
    +1
    Well, Vershbow's words show only alarm, in fact, we can control the entire coast of the sea from the coastal complexes and the strengthening of the NATO Navy does not make sense, they perfectly understand this and express concern.
  11. Kibl
    Kibl April 27 2016 13: 54
    +1
    Yes, schizoid maniacs! Well, just like old tantrums! Tired of it completely, but you can’t brush off flies like that!
    1. Amurets
      Amurets April 27 2016 14: 37
      0
      Quote: KIBL
      Yes, schizoid maniacs! Well, just like old tantrums! Tired of it completely, but you can’t brush off flies like that!

      But NATO is waiting for the same thing as ukropitekov. Look at the link: http: //www.narpolit.com/layer/otkuda_berutsya_drevnie_ukry_09-59-22.htm
  12. atamankko
    atamankko April 27 2016 13: 56
    +1
    Just spread your brains
    who controls the Black Sea.
  13. _my opinion
    _my opinion April 27 2016 14: 04
    0
    Such a presence can be stable, but at the same time it will be defensive and consistent with the Montreux Convention, ”Vershbow said.

    smile yeah, still say that NATO is a purely defensive alliance and it was created after the Warsaw Pact, and do not forget to blather about the defense of Yugoslavia and Libya ...
  14. VP
    VP April 27 2016 14: 04
    +1
    It looks like the NATO leadership, fearing that the organization will be considered ineffective and simply unnecessary as inadequate to modern realities, is trying by all means and ways to aggravate the situation in Europe. And whist on this.
    And the likelihood that NATO can seriously sequestrate is very real - a stupid organization that doesn’t support anyone. The military operations of recent years were not attended by the command of the bloc but by the leadership of various national forces - American, English, French
  15. lopvlad
    lopvlad April 27 2016 14: 13
    0
    Here, in the Black Sea region, the Allies should think about strengthening the presence of NATO's international contingent and focus on our capabilities at sea.

    The United States continues to spin its European chaluys into grandmothers. The Black Sea is not an ocean where you can park and try to control something that is beyond the reach of coastal complexes.
    Uncle Sema’s pocket is especially expensive because they simply cannot park simple US ships in the Black Sea (the lack of the status of a Black Sea country does not allow it) and are forced to rotate constantly.

    For me, the Americans are still under the false impression that they controlled everything in the 90s. It was not they who controlled, but simply in Russia they did not mind the control of the Americans.
    This is all a thing of the past and Americans in uniform will have to get used to the fact that the world has changed.
  16. magician
    magician April 27 2016 14: 14
    0
    there and so on the bottom there is a lot of things, there was still not enough NATO scrap metal.
  17. Izotovp
    Izotovp April 27 2016 14: 16
    0
    It’s interesting, and if ours build some kind of combat platform based on a rig somewhere near these very straits ?! So to speak, the meeting committee))) radar, air defense, anti-ship missiles, helicopters ....
    1. ram_design
      ram_design April 27 2016 14: 32
      0
      So there are already drilling)))

      BASTIONS are called)))
      as part of the newly formed 15th separate drilling missile brigade of the Black Sea Fleet

      300 km drilled if necessary
  18. Wolka
    Wolka April 27 2016 14: 30
    0
    probably this difficult childhood was at this Vershbow, probably he was greatly humiliated and beaten hard by peers at school, and then at the university in his youth ...
  19. sir_obs
    sir_obs April 27 2016 14: 49
    0
    Submariners will have something to practice going into the attack and stealth. We will also hear the screeching of "partners" about this.
    1. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock April 27 2016 15: 18
      0
      Quote: sir_obs
      Submariners will have something to practice going into the attack and stealth. We will also hear the screeching of "partners" about this.

      There, in fact, only Russia and Turkey have a submarine fleet, Romania, if I am not mistaken, has 1 submarine of the Halibut project, but it has developed a battery life and has been standing at the berth for years.
  20. SklochPensioner
    SklochPensioner April 27 2016 15: 05
    0
    "Words are cheap and whiskey costs money!" (American proverb)
    "Kizdet - do not carry boxes!" (Russian proverb))))
  21. Haloperidol
    Haloperidol April 27 2016 16: 58
    0
    If the NATO thugs are tired of living quietly and they want Russian missiles to destroy their cities, then of course, let them continue to climb the borders of Russia and start a war, only then let them not whine ...
  22. Mercenary
    Mercenary April 27 2016 17: 35
    0
    Vershbow: NATO's presence in the Black Sea needs to be strengthened
    And it’s time for us to patrol the strait between Cuba and Florida!
  23. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 27 2016 17: 55
    0
    Vershbow is silly, well, you won’t get stupid, that NATO is the most terrible aggressor in the world, even worse than ISIS.
  24. RUSIVAN
    RUSIVAN April 27 2016 18: 41
    0
    Vershbow: NATO presence in the Black Sea needs to be strengthened
    Putin: NATO presence in the Black Sea must be weakened))
  25. Lester7777
    Lester7777 April 27 2016 20: 29
    0
    That is, if I correctly understood Mr. Vershbow’s statement, all international treaties defining the status of the Black Sea can be flushed down the toilet.
  26. PValery53
    PValery53 April 27 2016 23: 43
    0
    The fact that NATO will be brought to the Black Sea "for strengthening", in fact, they will be led "for the slaughter" ... Nobody pulled them by the soul. They do not regret themselves at all.
  27. Militia
    Militia April 28 2016 00: 39
    0
    Quote: Ros 56
    Vershbow is silly, well, you won’t get stupid, that NATO is the most terrible aggressor in the world, even worse than ISIS.

    Have you tried to treat this Vershbow from paranoia? There are excellent psychiatrists in Russia.