US Admiral Says Russia Is ‘Increasing Aggression’ in the Black Sea | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US Admiral Says Russia Is ‘Increasing Aggression’ in the Black Sea

The US and NATO have significantly stepped up military activity in the Black Sea in recent years, ratcheting up tensions with Russia. Despite the fact that this is a clear provocation aimed at Moscow, Western leaders act surprised when Russia reacts to their presence in the waters.

On Tuesday, US Navy Adm. Robert P. Burke, the commander of US Naval Forces Europe-Africa and Allied Joint Force Command Naples, said Russia was “increasing aggression” in the Black Sea. He accused Moscow of trying to “bully” its neighbors into believing that other nations don’t have the right to be in the Black Sea.

Burke’s framing makes it sound like the US and NATO are simply passing through the Black Sea. But the US and Ukraine just finished leading a 32-nation exercise in the waters, known as Sea Breeze 2021. The drills were much larger this year than previous ones. The last time they were held, 19 nations participated.

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