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Britain and the USA: "Allowing ships of the Russian Navy to enter Ceuta, Spain violates the principles of solidarity of the alliance"

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At one time, the Spanish government decided to allow Russian warships to use the port of Ceuta to make a call in order to replenish stocks of water, food and fuel if necessary. Ceuta - the territory (actually a colony) of Spain, located north of Morocco.


Britain and the USA: "Allowing ships of the Russian Navy to enter Ceuta, Spain violates the principles of solidarity of the alliance"


A few years after the Spanish authorities made such a decision, they sounded the alarm in Britain. British newspaper The Times writes that Spain "violates the principles of the North Atlantic partnership." The material of British journalists argues that, according to the leadership of NATO, the Russian warships "pose a potential threat to the British Gibraltar." Gibraltar is a British colony located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, a few dozen kilometers from the Spanish Ceuta. Official Madrid disputes the territorial affiliation of Gibraltar near London.

The newspaper also mentions the initiative of the US Congressman Joe Pitts, who proposes to the US military budget to add a line on the need to monitor reporting documentation to provide assistance to countries that allow their ports to be used to call on Russian warships.

From Pitts statement:
Russian ships enter Ceuta so often that now it can be called almost the main naval base in the Mediterranean. Madrid’s actions help Moscow expand its zone of influence. This violates the principles of solidarity in NATO.


In the military unit, it was estimated that over the past 5 years, 57 ships of the Russian Navy were entering Ceuta for refueling.
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  1. Observer2014
    Observer2014 27 May 2016 15: 09
    +15
    Britain and the USA: "Allowing ships of the Russian Navy to enter Ceuta, Spain violates the principles of solidarity of the alliance"
    How many times we want, so many times we will go in and leave. By mutual agreement with Ceutu repeatWell, the mother of Spain, ask permission bully
    1. The black
      The black 27 May 2016 15: 16
      +53
      Britain and the USA: "Allowing ships of the Russian Navy to enter Ceuta, Spain violates the principles of solidarity of the alliance"
      And where was their NATO solidarity on May 5, 2016, when the ship of the Royal Navy of Great Britain opened warning fire on a Spanish patrol boat, which tried to prevent an American nuclear submarine with ballistic missiles on board from mooring in Gibraltar? (Disputed territory). smile
      1. cniza
        cniza 27 May 2016 15: 34
        +31
        And in general, how are these two countries located in NATO, if they have territorial claims? The mess.
        1. The black
          The black 27 May 2016 15: 40
          +20
          And in general, how are these two countries located in NATO, if they have territorial claims?
          So they have almost everybody’s claims to each other smile Both Turkey and Greece, and Poland and Germany, Canada and Denmark ... if you think about it, you can still remember.
          1. Ezhaak
            Ezhaak 27 May 2016 15: 48
            +8
            Quote: Black
            So they have almost everybody’s claims to each other

            It is still good that Israel has not expressed its claims. But they can do it. And almost to any warm and settled territory.
            1. ty60
              ty60 27 May 2016 23: 12
              +2
              Jews, Jews. Only Jews around! Konstantin Belyaev
          2. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 28 May 2016 04: 49
            -1
            Poland and Germany have no mutual territorial claims since the days of Gomulka and Brandt.
        2. ICT
          ICT 27 May 2016 15: 41
          0
          (actually colony) of Spain


          in general, this is an enclave, a colony is something big and alien, but here it’s so small
        3. weksha50
          weksha50 27 May 2016 16: 04
          +2
          Quote: cniza
          And in general, how are these two countries located in NATO, if they have territorial claims? The mess.



          Hmm ... And Turkey with Greece? They also have enough joint problems ...
      2. The comment was deleted.
      3. Maxom75
        Maxom75 27 May 2016 18: 29
        +3
        But we need to use the contradictions at the diplomatic level and add fuel to the fire to loosen the alliance from the inside. To persuade and provoke the parties to meet their internecine conflict, but from behind the curtains. And then our diplomats are too correct. We are crap, and we are head over heels in shit, but in white tailcoats. This is not the way politics is done, it is necessary to help various separatist movements, internal (in their countries) radicals and the opposition, forcing them to spend energy on neutralizing problems within the country, thereby weakening them on the external side. Great Britain has many pain points around the world, if only they to set the British crown to twitch.
        1. svedsl777
          svedsl777 28 May 2016 21: 45
          0
          "this is not our method" from k \ f operation S
      4. 4ekist
        4ekist 27 May 2016 18: 44
        +1
        Gibraltar is that part of the British Isles or is from the category that the Falkland Islands, which England owns illegally.
        1. ty60
          ty60 27 May 2016 23: 14
          0
          This is a little British dream. Read interstate agreements.
        2. Sergej1972
          Sergej1972 28 May 2016 05: 02
          0
          The British actually have no less arguments than the Argentines regarding rights to the Falklands. Residents of the islands definitely for Britain.
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 27 May 2016 15: 18
      +15
      Quote: Observer2014
      Britain and the USA: "Allowing ships of the Russian Navy to enter Ceuta, Spain violates the principles of solidarity of the alliance"
      How many times we want, so many times we will go in and leave. By mutual agreement with Ceutu repeatWell, the mother of Spain, ask permission bully

    3. CORNET
      CORNET 27 May 2016 15: 18
      +29
      Spain and Russia are linked in many ways by history ... "THEY WILL NOT PASS ..!"
      We just forgot, or rather we are not allowed to remember ...
      1. Monos
        Monos 27 May 2016 18: 20
        +6
        Quote: CORNET
        Spain and Russia are linked in many ways by history ... "THEY WILL NOT PASS ..!"

        Penetrated. Thank.
      2. Pavel Tsybai
        Pavel Tsybai 28 May 2016 11: 20
        0
        Tin, but in Russian?
    4. meriem1
      meriem1 27 May 2016 15: 23
      +4
      Quote: Observer2014
      Britain and the USA: "Allowing ships of the Russian Navy to enter Ceuta, Spain violates the principles of solidarity of the alliance"
      How many times we want, so many times we will go in and leave. By mutual agreement with Ceutu repeatWell, the mother of Spain, ask permission bully


      Key phrase !!! English gibroltar))) So we stop by, because England cannot agree with Spain !!! And we’ll come in, as if the subjects of the queen were not whining.
    5. Blondy
      Blondy 27 May 2016 16: 02
      +4
      It would be interesting to look at such a charter document: "Principles of Alliance Solidarity" or at least an article in the NATO Charter, where it would be written that the ports of Spain cannot receive Russian warships in any way.
      So, all this is screaming "in favor of poor relatives." Here I also remember a Spanish patrol boat under a Gibraltar, preventing an American submarine from mooring. In general, one can feel the tension in the NATO monolith: for someone, somewhere, something superimposed on old sores and began to become seriously fed up.
    6. sgazeev
      sgazeev 27 May 2016 16: 25
      +12
      Give the Spaniards a rock and we will go there, it seems macho take revenge on the Ovosed for an invincible armada. lol It is not worth squeezing the original lands from the partner.
      1. ICT
        ICT 27 May 2016 16: 32
        0
        Quote: sgazeev
        Give the Spaniards a rock and we will go there,

        in my childhood I read a book about our hydrographic vessels, tactics described the conflict situation around the "rock" between Spain and England, and it was about 70-80 years old according to the book,
    7. vodolaz
      vodolaz 27 May 2016 17: 05
      0
      Yes, graters from Spain and the UK are specific. I suspect that the first and for this reason they let us into their port.
    8. GSH-18
      GSH-18 27 May 2016 17: 31
      0
      Russian warships “pose a potential threat to British Gibraltar

      And Britain constantly craps us, and what of this? request
    9. GSH-18
      GSH-18 27 May 2016 17: 46
      +1
      Russian ships enter Ceuta so often that now it can be called almost the main naval base in the Mediterranean.

      Enough already yelling "guard!", All the same, no one believes. The farce is solid. We still have an airbase and a Russian Navy base in the Middle-earth in Latakia. This is where the movement is right now.
      Madrid's actions help Moscow expand its area of ​​influence. This violates the principles of solidarity in NATO.

      What, gentlemen do not like natososy? But we do not like the fact that you have your bases around us!
      Official Madrid disputes the territorial affiliation of Gibraltar at London.

      You see, gentlemen of Brit, how bad it is to be greedy! lol
  2. ALABAY45
    ALABAY45 27 May 2016 15: 09
    +6
    "... almost the main naval base in the Mediterranean ...
    To God’s ears ?! I don’t mind ...
  3. cniza
    cniza 27 May 2016 15: 10
    +12
    In the military unit, it was estimated that over the past 5 years, 57 ships of the Russian Navy were entering Ceuta for refueling.


    The Spaniards do business, they need buyers - that's all, and they are always ready to annoy England.
  4. kenig1
    kenig1 27 May 2016 15: 11
    +15
    England Gibraltar from the solidarity of Spain is not going to return ?.
    1. poquello
      poquello 27 May 2016 16: 16
      +1
      Quote: kenig1
      England Gibraltar from the solidarity of Spain is not going to return ?.

      )) + would really give way to the ally Gibraltar
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 28 May 2016 04: 51
        0
        But the population of Gibraltar is all for Britain.
    2. GSH-18
      GSH-18 27 May 2016 21: 53
      0
      Quote: kenig1
      England Gibraltar from the solidarity of Spain is not going to return ?.

      Even between the double standards ... request
  5. megafair
    megafair 27 May 2016 15: 18
    +15
    Either Spain opens its port for the Russian Navy, then Norway secret NATO submarine base, carved into the rock, sells to Russia at the price of an average Moscow apartment in the center, laughing
    Surely these Russians tortured the Spaniards and Norwegians - to betray Natka, tortured a drunken copper bear, beating the balalaika laughing
  6. B.T.V.
    B.T.V. 27 May 2016 15: 19
    0
    "Song" from the series: "What is allowed to Jupiter ...".
  7. K-50
    K-50 27 May 2016 15: 22
    +4
    Russian warships “pose a potential threat to British Gibraltar

    Naglossaks, hide on your island and live quietly, like a mouse under a broom, and only spoil the air with fright!
    1. sgazeev
      sgazeev 27 May 2016 16: 35
      +4
      Quote: K-50
      Russian warships “pose a potential threat to British Gibraltar

      Naglossaks, hide on your island and live quietly, like a mouse under a broom, and only spoil the air with fright!

      British military aircraft, on board which was the country's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, were banned from flying over Spain, media reported.

      "Tensions between the United Kingdom and Spain reached a new maximum after the Royal Air Force plane carrying Philip Hammond to Gibraltar was banned from flying through Spanish airspace," writes Sunday Express.

      The newspaper writes that the incident occurred during the official visit of the head of the Foreign Office to Gibraltar, TASS reports.

      The newspaper claims that Britain warned the Spanish authorities that Hammond was on board, but this information did not become an excuse for lifting the ban. As a result, the British side was forced to change the route and fly to their destination through the airspace of Portugal.

      As indicated in the newspaper’s material, this incident resulted in an aggravation of relations between London and Madrid, against which Spanish Justice Minister Rafael Catala Polo refused to attend the reception, which the British Prime Minister David Cameron arranged on Downing Street on May 11 for the participants of the anti-corruption summit held the next day.

      Recall, Hammond said that Britain’s possible exit from the European Union could threaten the "security and sovereignty of Gibraltar."

      Since 1989, Spain has prevented British military aircraft flying to Gibraltar from flying over its territory in connection with a protest against the nationality of the Rock of Gibraltar. good drinks Viva Spain!
  8. 3officer
    3officer 27 May 2016 15: 25
    +1
    Well, Spain will refuse, you can even refuel in Algeria and take provisions even cheaper, though there are questions about security there, but nonetheless.
  9. Corvetkapitan
    Corvetkapitan 27 May 2016 15: 28
    +1
    Britain and Spain have a territorial dispute, so to each his own ...
  10. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 27 May 2016 15: 32
    +5
    The British newspaper The Times writes that Spain "violates the principles of the North Atlantic Partnership."
    But Britain does not violate the partnership of GAPS in Gibraltar laughing
  11. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 27 May 2016 15: 34
    +5
    Russian ships call at foreign ports for friendly purposes only.
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    2. 3officer
      3officer 27 May 2016 15: 42
      +2
      Quote: Spartanez300
      Russian ships call at foreign ports for friendly purposes only.


      And always very polite wink
  12. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 27 May 2016 15: 35
    +4
    Spain 57 times received payment for our visits and, presumably, was satisfied and not against continuing such a business.
    1. cap
      cap 27 May 2016 15: 45
      0
      Quote: avg-mgn
      Spain 57 times received payment for our visits and, presumably, was satisfied and not against continuing such a business.


      It is necessary to go a little more. To increase the marine training of crews.
      57 times! It will not be enough. Keep it up sailors!
  13. masiya
    masiya 27 May 2016 15: 35
    +1
    Chutzpah borders Anglo-Saxon does not have to stick around and someone to do something against their will, nigger consider necessary and needed, to maintain their own ideas of exclusivity.
  14. yehat
    yehat 27 May 2016 15: 36
    +5
    what do you want? we are not at war with Spain, and therefore, we enter ports without any problems
    and most importantly, Russian ships call at British ports. Horrible laughing
  15. crambol
    crambol 27 May 2016 15: 40
    +1
    Britain and the USA: "Allowing ships of the Russian Navy to enter Ceuta, Spain violates the principles of solidarity of the alliance"



    So what? Vaska also comes to the neighbor, although this violates the principles of solidarity of the alliance!
  16. Lester7777
    Lester7777 27 May 2016 15: 42
    +2
    And why do the Spaniards of the English do not like it? Exactly, Gibraltar.
    1. Galleon
      Galleon 27 May 2016 19: 35
      +3
      And who generally loves the British? I don’t remember anyone. Maybe Australia ??
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 28 May 2016 04: 53
        -1
        Australia undoubtedly. In principle, New Zealand, Canada. Yes, and a significant portion of Americans. It seems to be the Dutch for the most part.
  17. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 27 May 2016 16: 01
    0
    Partnership is when the United States and the Britons impose their will on everyone else! Return Gibraltar to Spain, and the United States let Russia return Alaska and California -that is after that and open your mouth.
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 27 May 2016 17: 34
      +2
      Quote: Exorcist Liberoids
      Partnership is when the United States and the Britons impose their will on everyone else! Return Gibraltar to Spain, and the United States let Russia return Alaska and California -that is after that and open your mouth.

      Something little? Louisiana-French, Texas-Mexicans. What else have I missed there? Okinawa-Japanese.
    2. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 28 May 2016 04: 55
      -1
      We sold Alaska and Fort Ross to the United States, on our own initiative. Therefore, this example is incorrect. Neither the Russian Empire, nor the USSR on this issue had claims to the United States.
  18. weksha50
    weksha50 27 May 2016 16: 03
    +4
    "Madrid's actions help Moscow expand its zone of influence"...

    This is why the Spanish objects are not included in the missions of our nuclear triad’s missions ... laughing

    PS It would be nice if Gibraltar returned "home" to Spain ...
  19. 1536
    1536 27 May 2016 16: 05
    0
    Do we need to regard it so that at the G7 gathering we were declared war? Or is this spring exacerbation among the British?
  20. maks007
    maks007 27 May 2016 16: 05
    +1
    Britain and the USA: "Allowing ships of the Russian Navy to enter Ceuta, Spain violates the principles of solidarity of the alliance"

    And what then, the United States engines buy RD-180 for example, why to abandon them out of solidarity. Or Nato is Nato, and the USA is the USA.
  21. lukke
    lukke 27 May 2016 16: 09
    +2
    that over the past 5 years, 57 ships of the Russian Navy entered Ceutu for refueling
    or one ship once a month - it’s liquid for the base somehow) Keyword Gibraltar and England. I hope to live when he becomes Spanish again.
    P.S. for hacks - we have the Navy
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 28 May 2016 04: 56
      0
      Although, in fact, it would be more correct to call the Navy.
  22. Ulysses
    Ulysses 27 May 2016 16: 15
    +1
    Thanks to the Spaniards.
    Gibraltar will be Spanish.
  23. meridbt
    meridbt 27 May 2016 16: 16
    0
    Quote: Thunderbolt
    The British newspaper The Times writes that Spain "violates the principles of the North Atlantic Partnership."
    But Britain does not violate the partnership of GAPS in Gibraltar laughing


    The illegal annexation of Gibraltar? Sanctions?
  24. Russia
    Russia 27 May 2016 16: 39
    +1
    Russian ships enter Ceuta so often that now it can be called almost the main naval base in the Mediterranean. Madrid’s actions help Moscow expand its zone of influence. This violates the principles of solidarity in NATO.

    Will they arrange a demonstrative spanking of Spain? For example, will they introduce sanctions or the "Ceuta list"?
    These "exceptional" schizophrenia are bred from scratch!
  25. BOB044
    BOB044 27 May 2016 17: 03
    +1
    Britain and the USA: "Allowing ships of the Russian Navy to enter Ceuta, Spain violates the principles of solidarity of the alliance"
    I think if you strike a nuclear strike on the British and the USA, then it’s not one of the states included in the NATO bloc. It does not fit into military operations in order to defend the interests of these states.
  26. gg.na
    gg.na 27 May 2016 17: 27
    0
    This violates the principles of solidarity in NATO.

    Yes, soon this nature will be thrown and there will be a complete split bully !
  27. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 27 May 2016 17: 34
    0
    Gee-gee, chichas "an exceptional nation" will begin to incline together with the Small Britain the Hispanics for disobedience. But they can do it as a warning to other NATO members for disobedience
  28. X Y Z
    X Y Z 27 May 2016 17: 37
    0
    Great Britain is generally a master at fake referendums, which does not prevent it from condemning others. In Gibraltar, they did it according to the old recipes and can now refer to the "will of the citizens."
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 28 May 2016 04: 58
      0
      Well, the fact that the inhabitants of Gibralatar for Britain themselves do not question even the Spaniards.
  29. Tolik_74
    Tolik_74 27 May 2016 20: 27
    +1
    Forgot from yanks ask permission
  30. Obolensky
    Obolensky 27 May 2016 20: 30
    +1
    Here you can argue for a long time and break your spears, but I want to remind you that NATO does not ask for permission when it does something. Not consulting other members of the alliance. Why is Spain worse? Moreover, different cones from NATO constantly say that Russia is not a danger. It is now they have spoken the opposite, and before that?

    It is bad when one organization allows itself everything, without allowing others to do the same.

    NATO will wait to get out of it.
  31. Ajent cho
    Ajent cho 27 May 2016 21: 48
    +1
    Britain and the USA
    Anglo-Saxons squealed! This is where the main rot of the world has accumulated.
  32. morprepud
    morprepud 27 May 2016 21: 52
    +2
    Gibraltar is a British colony,
    , so! WE go to "excursion"!
  33. tundra
    tundra 28 May 2016 12: 27
    0
    Quote: GSH-18
    Russian warships “pose a potential threat to British Gibraltar
    And Britain constantly craps us, and what of this?

    Yes, the very existence of Britain poses a threat to Russia.
    So maybe we crave?