Romania calls for a NATO Black Sea fleet


The Ukrainian Navy frigate Hetman Sahaidachnyi (R) and US Navy missile destroyer Donald Cook (DDG-75) are tied up during the Sea Breeze 2015 military drill opening ceremony at the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine, 01 September 2015.

Romania calls for a NATO Black Sea fleet

As NATO prepares for the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Bucharest suggests the creation of a Black Sea fleet EurasiaNet reports. However, according to the 1936 Montreux Convention, warships of countries that are not littoral to  the Black Sea cannot spent more than 21 days in the area. In this scheme, if a NATO Black Sea fleet were to be created, NATO members other than Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey would have to rotate their ships out regularly.

NATO has increased its presence in the region followin...

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