WASHINGTON, June 23. /TASS/. Moscow urges the United States and its allies to refrain from practicing military operations in the Black Sea, the Russian Embassy to the United States said on Wednesday.
"We call on the US and its allies to stop military operations in the Black Sea," the embassy said in a Twitter post. "Every problem emerging in the region can be resolved by the littoral states themselves without 'imposing' help from the outside."
"The scale and obviously aggressive nature of the military drills SeaBreeze in no way match the real security needs in the Black Sea region," the embassy said, adding that those exercises "increase risks of unintended incidents" and "inspire militaristic ambitions in Kiev."
The press service of the US Embassy in Ukraine said the drills will involve 32 countries, including the United States. About 5,000 servicemen, 32 ships and 40 aircraft will take part.