NATO is not considering involving its warships to create a safe corridor in the Black Sea that could unblock Ukrainian exports.
This was stated by NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana in an interview with European Truth.
According to him, the involvement of NATO military forces will exacerbate the conflict with Russia. The North Atlantic Alliance is looking for other options.
One of them is the organization of safe corridors at sea together with Russia, because Russia is a "player on this stage." Joanne added that this is a very difficult option and noted the attempts of Turkey to mediate, which is working on this issue as a member of NATO.
- The Russian navy has blocked the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea since the beginning of the large-scale invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian exports by sea, including grain, have been completely halted. Russia has besieged Ukrainian ports, mined part of the sea and is constantly trying to break into Ukrainian waters. At the same time, Russia makes demands on Ukraine.
- On June 24, Western media reported, citing US intelligence, that the Russian navy had been ordered to mine approaches to the ports of Odesa and Ochakiv. The Russians have already mined the mouth of the Dnipro River.