Putin fires warning over Nato presence in Black Sea

Published: 03/09/2008

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned yesterday that he would respond to the increased number of Nato ships in the Black Sea in the aftermath of the war with Georgia.

Russia has repeatedly complained that Nato has too many ships in the area.

“We don’t understand what American ships are doing on the Georgian shores but this is a question of taste. It’s a decision by our American colleagues,” Mr Putin said.

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