American general: Russia blocks NATO exercises in the Black Sea

The United States, which considers the whole world a zone of its national interests, is very annoyed when there is an obstacle with which they can not do anything.

One of the Ukrainian publications published an interview with the former commander of the US ground forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, in which the military complained that Russia was hindering NATO exercises in the Black Sea.

According to the American military commander, as soon as Russia becomes aware of the venue for the exercises of the forces of the North Atlantic Alliance in the Black Sea, it immediately blocks the approaches there.

The outraged Hodges claims that such actions by Moscow are a form of temporary blockade of Odessa, and therefore the US allies in the Black Sea region are so worried.

Then the American general got a familiar and pretty tired of the mantra about the need to build up forces in the Black Sea "to ensure freedom of navigation, to protect NATO."

Interestingly, would the former commander-in-chief remember freedom of navigation if the Russian fleet began exercises somewhere near Florida or the California coast of the USA? The question is rhetorical.

Recall that from July 1 to 12 in the northwestern part of the Black Sea, as well as in the southern regions of Ukraine, in the immediate vicinity of Crimea, NATO Sea Breeze 2019 naval exercises took place.
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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 23 September 2019 12: 02
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    ... Do not strumming armor, the soul does not feel better,
    from a luxurious life, vigilance fades.
    Know at least one wisdom:
    "For the evil done, door
    slam shut
    and the window will not open. "
  2. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 23 September 2019 13: 47
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    Let the United States conduct exercises in the Gulf of Mexico and do not climb to the shores of the Russian Federation like typhoid lice, then the Yankees will have no problems with the Russians!
  3. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 23 September 2019 14: 32
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    If this is the case, then our people are doing everything right, less and lesser whales and the like, will sail along the Black Sea, and it will be even better if they, in general, close access to this sea.
    1. Pishenkov Offline
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 23 September 2019 23: 09
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      They need, through some Latin American states, to create such an atmosphere in their own “soft underbelly” so that they will conduct their exercises for the most part under their own noses ... And we will deal with the Black Sea without a thread ...
      1. nesvobodnaja Offline
        nesvobodnaja (Unfree Press) 24 September 2019 12: 06
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        Well, yes ... So that they would be afraid to even leave their coast for a short while.)