The Ministry of Defence, the New Strategy Center and the Center for the Study of the New Generation Warfare (USA) organised, in partnership, the conference “European-American Security Dialog: Black Sea Security Net Assessment” on 6-7 October. The event focused on assessing the multiple security challenges in the Black Sea region arising from the Russian Federation’s war of aggression against Ukraine.
During the working sessions, the topics discussed included the strategic context, specific threats in the Black Sea basin, Russia’s actions to disrupt freedom of navigation, the impact on food and energy security, NATO’s defence measures in the region, and cooperation between NATO states bordering the Black Sea in the naval domain. Discussions also focused on increasing the resilience of NATO and EU states in the Black Sea region in the face of destabilising hybrid actions by the Moscow regime, maintaining support in several areas for Ukraine and supporting the Republic of Moldova.
The “European-American Security Dialogue” conference, now in its fourth edition in our country (the first in 2019), encourages the exchange of views between representatives of NATO’s Eastern flank states and institutions with responsibilities in the field of national security and defence. Similar events have taken place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden in recent years.