Major naval exercises of the North Atlantic Alliance Steadfast Defender take place in the Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea. But, despite the significance of this event, NATO is not discussing large-scale exercises of the alliance, and landing of the Ryanair plane in Minsk.
This is reported by the Sky News TV channel from the UK.
And it's not about Belarus at all, and in that, what, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, behind Minsk is Moscow. He considers, that Lukashenka acted so “boldly” only because, that his actions could be directed from the Kremlin. British media notes, that the head of the alliance sharply condemned the forced landing of a passenger plane in Minsk.
the, what happened, totally unacceptable.
– Alliance Secretary General, while aboard the British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, head of the NATO squadron.
The exercises were overshadowed by this challenge from Belarus and, probably, Russia.
– noted the correspondent of Sky News Dominic Waghorn.
British Navy Commodore Steve Moorhouse said, that in relation to the Russian Federation it is necessary to avoid miscalculations and be always on the alert.
We always keep an eye on her.
– said the British Commodore.
For aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, leading a strike group of nine ships., this is the first trip as a flagship. It should last seven months.