Russia responded to the statement of the head of NATO by withdrawing two fleets to the sea at once

In response to the harsh critical statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg against Moscow, which was voiced on December 2, 2020 at a meeting with the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Georgia, Russia put two of its fleets out to sea at once, writes the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.

The Russians considered the words of the head of the Alliance to be frankly provocative and reacted with large-scale exercises of the Black Sea and Baltic fleets. Moreover, dozens of ships simultaneously went out to sea, which began to work out a variety of tasks.

Stoltenberg said that Moscow "violates the sovereignty and territorial integrity" of Ukraine and Georgia by increasing its military presence in Crimea and the Black Sea. At the same time, he noted that "NATO is strengthening its positions in the Black Sea," confirming the presence there of ships and aircraft of the United States and other non-Black Sea countries. The reaction of the RF Ministry of Defense was immediate.

After the Georgian-South Ossetian armed conflict in 2008, Russian leader Vladimir Putin is an "eternal villain" in the eyes of the West, although he was prime minister at the time. Events in Ukraine in 2014 added even more complexities to relations between the West and Moscow.

Now Russia is showing assertiveness. For example, after it became known that Joe Biden beat Donald Trump in the presidential race, an incident occurred in the Pacific Ocean between Russian and American warships. The incident took place in a region commonly fought over by Washington and Beijing.

On November 20, 2020, Moscow informed that it had placed the S-300 air defense system on the Kuril Islands. Since the end of World War II, Japan has unsuccessfully contested part of these territories.

Putin's Russia is showing its combat readiness despite the raging COVID-19 pandemic and the results of the power struggle in the United States. At the same time, experts have repeatedly drawn attention to the possibility of an accidental collision during the exercise. This is especially true of the Black Sea, the publication from Brazil summed up.
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  1. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
    ODRAP (Alexey) 5 December 2020 11: 31
    It would be nice, of course, the number of pennants that went out to sea, and the place of their operation .... otherwise, after all, moving away from the wall and circling around the harbor is also an "exit to the sea" ...
    1. faiver Offline faiver
      faiver (Andrei) 5 December 2020 18: 55
      It would be nice, of course, the number of pennants that went out to sea, and the place of their operation

      - Excuse me, don't you need codes for nuclear warheads?
      1. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
        ODRAP (Alexey) 6 December 2020 00: 24
        I'm sorry. Nope, they didn't fall to me anywhere. Moreover, there are no such warheads on the pennants released into the sea.
        But, who said A, one can also say Bae, especially since the names of the ships can be learned from other sources ...
        I just come to the conclusion that the author does not know this.
    2. Skyscream Offline Skyscream
      Skyscream (Ilya) 6 December 2020 11: 48
      step away from the wall and circle the harbor

      - not "going out to sea" at all. Or for you a trip to Pyaterochka for a beer "cultural event"?
  2. Oleg Olkha Offline Oleg Olkha
    Oleg Olkha (Oleg Olkha) 5 December 2020 19: 03
    Lord, the Brazilians are already wondering, in Sao Paulo, how did they find this information? Ah, here is the author: - Igor Gielow
    Repórter especial em São Paulo, I see ...
  3. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 5 December 2020 19: 46
    Again, they will drown in intimidation to the adversaries - this is already a habit among the Russian leadership - first in 1854, 15 ships, then in 1918 the same number. In 2014, the large anti-submarine ship Ochakov was sunk. In 2016, "Admiral Kuznetsov" sank two aircraft and then a floating dock - well, at least he himself did not drown. In 2018, they wanted to sink a tanker under the Kerch bridge, but thank God it did not work out - the shallow depth did not allow it. I wonder how many will drown now to scare NATO ???
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  4. ali58 Offline ali58
    ali58 (Airat Aliev) 5 December 2020 20: 54
    It's time to destroy the main enemy of lice and its derivative mongrel NATO once and for all!
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 6 December 2020 00: 51
    1. The answer must be clear, understandable and convincing, such as an imitation of a nuclear strike against the United States and Britain, just as the United States imitated a nuclear strike against the Russian Federation, not by the Aerospace Forces, but by rocket fire.
    2. Inform anyone about everything related to the armed forces, such as the military budget, new types of weapons, military orders, redeployment of troops, military exercises, deployment of the S-300 in the Kuril Islands, etc. information is tantamount to treason. It is possible to inform only in the case of some joint exercises and events.
    3. The S-300 is a defense weapon, everyone knows it.
    4. Japan's aspirations, like everyone else's, should long ago have ended once and for all. He does not sign a peace treaty, which means it is in a state of war with all the ensuing consequences - the Russian Federation has the right to use any forces and means in the war with Japan and its allies at its discretion.
    5. If Russia showed its combat readiness, then everyone would think about the possible consequences of its verbiage, avoid demonstrative provocations and threats.