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 NATO's plans to enhance presence in Black Sea undermine regional security, - Russian Foreign Ministry

Building up presence of NATO Naval Forces in the Black Sea would seriously undermine security and stability in this part of the continent, while Russia will have to take relevant response measures to ensure its own security.

Censor.NET reports quoting a statement by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova.

"It is clear that talks on this subject, not to mention the practical steps, if they happen to be taken, by no means will contribute to retaining the Black Sea as a region of peace and good neighborliness, which is so advocated in Bucharest. Along with deploying missile defense systems in Deveselu as well as other U.S. and NATO military facilities in Romania and other countries, such talks indicate an intention to build up military activity in the region in close proximity to Russia's borders. It seriously undermines security and stability in this part of the continent, forcing Russia to take adequate response measures to ensure its own security," Zakharova said.

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