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 NATO intends to increase its presence in the Black Sea region, - Stoltenberg

NATO is exploring opportunities to expand its presence in the Black Sea region.

As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference in Brussels on Feb. 14.

He noted that NATO had already reinforced defense of its south-eastern border, including in Romania. According to Stoltenberg, the Alliance decided to support further buildup. The official said NATO was constructing a new base in Romania designed to increase the multinational forces' presence in the country.

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According to Stoltenberg, the Alliance is also exploring other ways to expand its presence in the Black Sea region and Romania. He said NATO ships started increasingly visiting local ports while the Alliance boosted contacts with Romania and other countries at NATO's south-eastern border to expand its presence even more.

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