Expert: American cruiser in the port of Batumi is anti-Russian step
Vice-President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems Konstantin Sivkov said that the arrival of USS "Monterey" to the Georgian port of Batumi is openly hostile act of the United States.
"At this time we can say that it is openly hostile act of the U.S. in support of statements of NATO about deployment of missile defense. Introduction of a warship, in fact, is a continuation and confirmation of the rhetoric that leads NATO in relation to Russia" - VZGLYAD cited the words of expert .
The anti-missile cruiser of the U.S. Navy "Monterey" entered the port of Batumi on June 20. It is going remain there until June 23. The ship has visited waters of Ukraine for holding the joint exercises before Georgia.
"We will not leave without attention the appearance of the elements of strategic infrastructure of the U.S. in the immediate vicinity of our borders and we will interpret such steps as a threat to our security" - said in a statement of Russian