“This is a form of temporary blockade of Odessa. This is not an accident. Therefore, Romania and our allies are so worried, ”RIA Novosti quoted Hodges as saying.
The general noted that NATO should build up its forces in the region to ensure freedom of navigation and protect the alliance.
On August 21, US President Donald Trump and Romanian President Klaus Johannis announced that their countries intend to strengthen their positions in the Black Sea.