Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov, commenting on the entry of American warships into the Black Sea, said that Moscow is alarmed by the situation in the region due to the incessant provocations of the United States and its NATO allies.
“All this is a game with fire, this is another attempt to test our strength,” RIA Novosti quotes the diplomat.
Ryabkov noted that Russia’s defense is reliable and the country is ready to fight back. He added that Washington is disregarding the logic of increasing collision risks.
The day before, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the United States and NATO are creating a multinational grouping in the Black Sea, which will destabilize the situation near the borders of Russia.
Recall that the US destroyer Porter with guided missile weapons and the US Navy’s headquarters ship Mount Whitney are in the Black Sea. They were reported to be conducting joint operations with NATO forces. The actions of US warships in the Black Sea are controlled by the Russian military.