World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 07 Apr, 2021 05:30 am

Ukrainian President Zelensky calls on NATO to step up its military intervention in the Black Sea as Russian press warns of war

Ukrainian President Zelensky calls on NATO to step up its military intervention in the Black Sea as Russian press warns of war
The escalation of the situation by Kiev is being seized upon to further the anti-Russia campaign of the US and step up military involvement in the region.

On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg amidst growing tensions with Russia in East Ukraine.Separatists in East Ukraine claim that at least one child was killed in the fighting this week.” Canada discouraged its airlines from flying over East Ukraine and Crimea due to the “unstable security situation.It is also primarily these forces that have been engaged in the fighting in East Ukraine.

He urged NATO to strengthen its military presence in the Black Sea region, claiming that such a move would act as a “powerful deterrent” to Russia.Last month, the Ukrainian government proclaimed a strategy to “recover Crimea,” a strategically located peninsula in the Black Sea which was annexed by Russia following the 2014 coup.

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