THE Spain sent warships to join NATO naval forces in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, as the tension in the region is increasing, on the occasion of the concentration of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border, the Minister of Defense announced on Thursday.
One minesweeper is already on the way and one frigate will sail within the next three or four days, Margarita Robles explained to reporters.
The Spanish government is also considering sending fighter jets in Bulgaria, according to Reuters.
«Russia can not tell any country what to say, that is why NATO will protect and defend the sovereignty of any country that can or wants to join NATO“, Stressed the minister. He pointed out, however, that Spain prefers to give an “exclusively diplomatic response” to the crisis, as relayed by APE BPE.
On Tuesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain Jose Manuel Alvarez and its American counterpart Anthony Blinken discussed the Alliance ‘s coordinated response to the threat posed by Ukraine from Moscow.
The US Secretary of State had similar discussions in Berlin, today, but also in Kiev, yesterday.
It is worth noting that the Denmark has also announced that it will send a frigate to the Baltic while the French president Emanuel Macron offered to send troops to Romania.