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Naval show of force: 150 km between Russian Black Sea Fleet and NATO navy
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By the end of August 2008, the Black Sea became a site of show of the world's greatest navies. As reported earlier, flagship of Russian Black Sea cruiser ''Moskva'' and missile cruiser ''Ivanovets'' are currently at anchorage in the Abkhazian capital Sukhum's water zone. Three more ships of the Russian Black Sea navy ...
Abkhazian authorities warmly greeted Russian seamen. President of Abkhazia Sergey Bagapsh stated that the Abkhazian side is interested in the Black Sea Fleet ships' temporarily being stationed in the republic's territorial waters. ''You know yourself what a vigorous activity is now under way in Georgia, Batumi and Poti, aimed to reinforce the NATO navy presence. And we are going to take counter measures,'' he said.