MOSCOW, February 2-RIA Novosti. Vice Admiral, former Chief of Staff of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy, Pyotr Svyatashov, in an interview with the NSN, called for a decisive response to the actions of the American fleet in the Black Sea.
The USS Donald Cook entered the Black Sea on January 23. Later, another American warship, the Porter, arrived there. NATO explained their appearance as a response to Russia's "military buildup".
He clarified that "it is not necessary to start a war," but Russia has adequate ways to respond to the Americans.
In recent years, Russia has claimed unprecedented NATO activity near its western borders, which is expanding its initiatives and calling it "deterring Russian aggression". Moscow has repeatedly expressed concern about the build-up of the alliance's forces in Europe. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier that Russia does not pose a threat to anyone, but will not ignore actions that are potentially dangerous to its interests.