Putin says NATO drills in Black Sea are serious challenge for Moscow

Written by on November 13, 2021

November 13, 2021

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that unscheduled NATO drills in the Black Sea posed a serious challenge for Moscow and that Russia had nothing to do with the crisis on close ally Belarus’s border with the European Union.

In comments published on the Kremlin’s website, Putin said he hoped that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel would speak directly about the crisis and that the migrants primarily wanted to go to Germany.

(Reporting by Tom Balmforth; editing by Katya Golubkova)

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