Turkey, Ukraine and Russia building military alliance

Turkey, Russia and Ukraine are establishing an alliance of the Black
Sea defense agreement, ‘Nasha Versiya’ reports. The head of the
Turkish Armed Forces HQ, Army General Ilker Bashbug, will visit Moscow
in July to agree on the points of the agreement. The signing of the
trilateral agreement is planned for August.


The Black Sea military block was ripening in 2003, but with Victor
Yushchenko in power in Ukraine, known for his anti-Russian position,
the plans were halted. Despite the position of Ukraine, Turkey was
still devoted to building the block.


When Victor Yanukovich became the new Ukrainian president, the plans
were renewed. The sides do not anticipate a negative attitude from
NATO, since the Russian and Ukrainian fleets have held joint training
with NATO forces in the past.


The military alliance with Turkey will allow Russia to operate more
actively in the Mediterranean. It will also force Romania and Bulgaria
to postpone their ambitions concerning the Black Sea.

Experts do not find anything significant in the Black Sea alliance,
the negotiations on the alliance do not conflict with NATO strategy
and the traditional format of joint training of the three fleets, with
Turkey taking the leading role, as a member of the Black Sea Economic
Cooperation organisation. Ankara has tensions with the USA and Israel,
so it may be exaggerating the importance of the event to blackmail its
partners with the change in its geopolicy in the region, Rosbalt
reports.

1730 views


More Russian news

Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval gives performance at Sochi festival

Jazz musician Arturo Sandoval gives performance at Sochi festival

In Sochi, a ten-time winner of the Grammy award,  American jazz musician Arturo Sandoval gave performance in the framework of the Winter International Festival of Arts. "We try to be more accessible, to perform for a wider …

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is anything but frozen

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is anything but frozen

Do Armenians really want to needlessly face the Azerbaijanis on the battlefield—alone?

Moscow platform ready for talks with SSCN, Qadri Jamil says

Moscow platform ready for talks with SSCN, Qadri Jamil says

The Moscow platform is ready to begin negotiations with a delegation of Syria’s Supreme Committee for Negotiations (SSCN) about a possible association, the foundation for this can be laid during the current round, the leader of the group, …

International Army Games to be held in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

International Army Games to be held in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

This year the International Army Games will expand its geography: China, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are ready to host a number of contests, Russian Defense Minister, Army General Sergei Shoigu said. ”This year a …

Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plants

Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plants

Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plants, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said in an interview with ISNA on Saturday.   "In the beginning of …

Russian paratroopers to learn skydiving by using  3D-technology

Russian paratroopers to learn skydiving by using 3D-technology

This year, the servicemen of the Russian Airborne Troops will begin to learn skydiving with the help of 3D-technologies, the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense reported. The airborne servicemen …

WADA admits McLaren’s ‘doping’ evidence against Russian athletes insufficient

WADA admits McLaren’s ‘doping’ evidence against Russian athletes insufficient

WADA has admitted that Richard McLaren’s 2016 report on the alleged use of doping by Russian athletes is “not sufficient to bring successful cases,” the International Olympic Committee said. “At …

Russia to overhaul five military airfields in couple of years

Russia to overhaul five military airfields in couple of years

Russia’s Aerospace Forces plan to have five airfields in the country’s southwest and Far East rebuilt in the next few years, the forces’ commander, Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev, said …

Russia wins 11 medals, Including 6 golds, on first day of Military World Games

Russia wins 11 medals, Including 6 golds, on first day of Military World Games

The Russian team won 11 medals, including six gold ones, on the first day of the third Winter Military World Games, the competition’s press center informed journalists, Sputnik reports. "On the first competition day …

3rd Winter World Military Games kick off in Sochi

3rd Winter World Military Games kick off in Sochi

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev declared the 3rd Winter World Military Games in the Russian Black Sea resort open at a gala ceremony at Sochi’s Ice Cube stadium. "Dear participants and guests! I declare the 3rd 2017 …

more Russian news