April 5, 2019  |  Updated April 29, 2019

NATO Azov Sea ‘Package’ Prompts Russian Suppression Threat

By William Echols

On Tuesday, April 2, the United States Permanent Representative to NATO, Kay Bailey Hutchison, said that the military alliance is working on a package that “beefs up” air surveillance and “the number of NATO country ships going into the Black Sea to assure that there’s a safe passage for Ukrainian vessels through the Kerch Strait – the Sea of Azov.”

She said the point of those measures would be to assure that the waters are “cleared” and to that assure countries in and around the Black Sea “are safe from Russian meddling.”

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