Russia’s Long-Term Strategic Goal Is Direct Access to the Atlantic Ocean | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Russia’s Long-Term Strategic Goal Is Direct Access to the Atlantic Ocean

Crimea's reunification with Russia was not just a serious blow to NATO's attempt at encirclement; now that its Mediterranean fleet has a permanent home (i.e., not just "leasing"), Russia can project its own political and military influence in the region.

Moscow has already beefed up its naval base in Tartus, Syria, and has even made political inroads with Trukey, despite NATO's best efforts to sabotage relations between the two nations. And let's not forget that Cyprus now allows Russian naval vessels to use its ports.

As a result, Russia is now an uncontested power in the Mediterranean.

Russia is now poised to break out of the Mediterranean. Moscow's ultimate goal is direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, most likely with a port in Morocco.

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