Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko stressed on Monday that a return to professional military contacts between Moscow and NATO could reduce the risk of military incidents.
In an interview with “Novosti” said the statement from the US Navy commander in Europe and in Africa is very dangerous and represents an attempt to escalate the Black Sea issue.
According to the Russian deputy minister, tension is mounting in the region as the United States is strengthening its military presence in the immediate vicinity of the Russian border.
Previously, the commander of the United States Navy in Europe and in Africa, the American admiral Robert Burke, said that Russia “is pushing the United States to launch the first attack, but this will not happen if there is no provocation”.
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