NATO Black Sea’s “New Formula” will presumably include Georgia
This initiative is a part of Romania’s plan unveiled last November and to be presented at the Warsaw Summit. According to this plan NATO should create Black Sea Permanent Fleet.
According to the plan, the United States, Italy, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and German warships would create a permanent fleet in the Black Sea. Montreux Convention of 1936 allows for the warships of non-Black Sea countries no longer than 21 day presence in the Black Sea. Therefore, apart from Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, all other NATO member states’ warships will have to rotate. This Romanian initiative proposes inclusion of Ukrainian and Georgian warships in the NATO’s Black Sea Permanent Fleet.