NATO members prepare special operation to clear the Black Sea of mines - Bloomberg
NATO members Turkey, Romania, and Bulgaria are about to sign an agreement to create a joint force to clear their parts of the Black Sea of mines laid by the aggressor country Russia. A meeting of the three countries' defense ministries will be held in Ankara on November 22.
Bloomberg writes about this, citing information from three sources familiar with the matter. According to them, the deputy ministers in Ankara aim to finalize the details of the creation of such a demining unit.
According to one of the interlocutors, it is not yet known whether a final agreement will also be signed after this two-day meeting in Turkey.
So far, the ministries of defense of Turkey, Romania and Bulgaria have not commented on this.
The publication noted that this meeting will take place only a few days after Turkish Navy Chief Admiral Ercüment Tatlioglu expressed his objection to the presence of naval assets of other NATO allies, including the United States, in the Black Sea, saying that they could increase tensions in the region.
At the same time, it is noted that if an agreement is reached on the creation of such a demining unit, it will be the first major joint action by the Alliance's allies after Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
Recently, a grain ship flying the Liberian flag exploded on a sea mine near the port of Pivdennyi in Odesa region. The bulk carrier, which was transporting grain, was damaged.
A sea mine exploded in the village of Sychavka in Odesa region. The explosion damaged recreation centers on the seashore.
Also, in the village of Vapnyarka, Odesa district, Odesa region, storm waves brought a mine to the shore. After a while, it detonated, damaging a house on the coast.