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The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross - image: Reuters / Tamekia L. Perdue)

‘Promoting peace and stability’: NATO warships enter Black Sea

4 September 2014

A US Navy destroyer and, reportedly, a French frigate have entered the Black Sea, as NATO builds up its presence in the region while tensions remain high in Ukraine. Another two warships are expected to arrive in the area by the end of the week.

The US Navy 6th Fleet official command has confirmed on its official Twitter account that the destroyer USS Ross, (DDG 71), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, is now in the Black Sea.

“USS Ross enters Black Sea, promoting peace and stability while working with NATO allies and partners,” a statement said.

The US Navy has stressed that “the Ross’ presence in the Black Sea serves to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to strengthening the collective security of NATO allies and partners in the region.”

“The US Navy maintains an enduring commitment to forward-presence throughout the region in order to have ready-forces available if a crisis were to occur,” the statement said.

Another NATO warship, France’s Commandant Birot, also arrived in Black Sea waters on Wednesday night, according to a military diplomatic source cited by the Itar-Tass news agency.

“Both ships have passed through the Bosphorus and entered the Black Sea between 21:00 and 22:00 Moscow time,” the source was quoted as saying.

Commandant Birot has joined another French warship, the Dupuy le Lome, a surveillance ship designed to collect signals and communications from beyond enemy lines. Up until September 4, the Dupuy le Lome was the only NATO ship in the region. The vessel is scheduled to leave the area on September 5.

A total of four NATO warships are expected to enter the Black Sea before September 7. The USS Ross and Commandant Birot will be joined by Canada’s HMCS Toronto, a Halifax-class frigate, and a Spanish frigate, the Almirante Juan de Borbon.

Commandant Birot - image AFP Photo / Fayez Nureldine

Under the Montreux Convention of 1936, warships of non-Black Sea states can stay in the Black Sea for no more than 21 days. It also stipulates that the maximum deadweight of a non-regional warship in the area should not exceed 45,000 tons.

NATO warships have been operating in the area since this spring, when tensions started escalating between Kiev forces and rebels in southeastern Ukraine.

Despite the three-week limit, the alliance has managed to secure its presence in the area by constantly rotating warships there.

Deployed to the region in mid-May, the Dupuy le Lome was preceded by the destroyer USS Donald Cook, sent to the Black Sea in early April.

In July this year, NATO deployed a total of nine vessels, setting a record for the post-Soviet period.

On August 7, the US missile cruiser Vella Gulf entered the Black Sea and left the region at the end of the month.

NATO has been discussing its “more visible” presence in Eastern Europe, referring to the three Baltic States – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – as there has been little progress in resolving the conflict in Ukraine. The issue is now being discussed in Wales, where the military alliance is meeting on Thursday and Friday.

The US and the international community have accused Russia of supporting opposition forces in southeastern Ukraine, accusations that have been denied by Moscow.

Russia has condemned NATO’s activities in the Black Sea and branded them a provocation that hinders the normalization of the situation in Ukraine.



  1. Mr. Putin is not in his emergency shelter for nothing!
    Vladimir Putin Speech: 85% Of The 1917 Soviet Government Was Made Up By Rothschild Zionist Khazars!

  2. Russian General Demands Preemptive Nuclear Strike Doctrine Against NATO

    While NATO is contemplating its existential purpose in a world where the Cold War has suddenly come back with a vengeance, and the military alliance has found itself woefully unprepared to deal with a Russia which no longer accepts the supremacy of the west (appropriately enough NATO is doing this on a golf course) Russia is also strategizing, only instead of issuing "sharply-worded catchphrases" and hashtags, a Russian general has called for Russia to revamp its military doctrine, last updated in 2010, to clearly identify the U.S. and its NATO allies as Moscow's enemy number one...the general demands that Russia spell out the conditions under which the country would launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the 28-member military alliance.

  3. Russia is absolutely right to defend its borders and Nation from Western aggression. Russia has quality Leadership and highly trained Military commanders. Better, it has Leader not Butt Kissing this Zionist Cabal Protection Racket US Military.
    If Russia is forced into War, Israel will get annihilated first. Nuked into atoms.

    1. Reading all of the many articles it appears to me that this might be the point of the aggression.

      My take is, since the UsA is a puppet to Israhell; who is pulling the strings for war against muslims (ISIL)/Iraq, Syria (ISIS), Lybia, Somalia, Yemen, (AL-CIA-dah) etc... and Russia vs. Ukraine (NATO/OTAN) TPTW probably put a central bank in Ukraine...and wants to invade the entire area...

      TPTW are against Russia, because Putin kicked all of the Khazarians out of Russia...and created a new trading block with BRIC nations moving away from petro dollar/ US Federal Reserve/Central Bank...

      US Republic would be wise to join this trading block and move away from the declining dollar, avoiding isolationism...saving the economy, (and the world-all those countries that have treasury bonds and US dollars that will be worth nothing more than toilet paper.)

      Putin just appears to be doing all of the right things!

      UPDATE-Vladimir Putin Traitor to the New World Order says Jacob Rothschild


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