The United States is considering sending ships to the Black Sea in the coming weeks to support Ukraine amid “Russia's increased military presence on the eastern border,” CNN reported, citing a source.
The material says that the deployment of ships in this region would be a “special signal for Moscow”, which the US is “watching closely.”
It is specified that the United States must notify 14 days in advance of its intention to enter the Black Sea through the strait controlled by Turkey. It is not known whether such a notification was sent.
The channel's interlocutor also said that the US Navy continues to conduct reconnaissance in the international airspace over the Black Sea to monitor the activities of the Russian Navy and any troop movements in Crimea.
Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said that Russia does not pose a threat to any country in the world, including Ukraine.
He added that “the Russian army is moving on Russian territory in the directions in which it considers it necessary” to ensure the security of the state.
The Kremlin also noted that Russia is taking the necessary measures to ensure the security of its borders.
Peskov emphasized that Russian troops have never participated and are not participating in an armed conflict in Ukraine.
In addition, the press secretary of the Russian president said that the possible appearance of the US military in Ukraine would require Russia to take additional measures to ensure its security.