On October 26-27, NATO’s defence ministers held a conference in Brussels to discuss the fortification of NATO’s presence and security in the Black Sea.
Mikheil Janelidze, Georgian Foreign Minister, praised the efforts and the execution of the Warsaw Summit onto the countries surrounding the Black Sea. Several member nations, such as the United States, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands, support this project.
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s Secretary General, emphasised NATO’s growing unease regarding Russia’s military fortification nearby the borders of NATO’s member countries.
Additionally, Stoltenberg highlighted that “NATO does not seek confrontation with Russia.”
However, “Crimea, Ukraine – but also Georgia has also seen a threatening rhetoric from Russia. So, NATO has to respond,” Stoltenberg acknowledged.