Reality Check for Russia as Ukraine Hits Black Sea Fleet

Director of the New Geopolitics Research Network Mykhailo Samus has said that Ukraine is giving Russia a reality check by destroying the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet. The expert shared the details with TV Espreso.

“Ukraine, the Naval Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are beginning to bring Russia back to reality by destroying the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy. Because of Russia, there is nothing left of maritime law in the Black Sea: everything has been destroyed and only the law of force works. I think that the destruction of the Black Sea Fleet will create  conditions for the return of the foundations of international maritime law to the Black Sea,” said Samus.

The military expert added that Turkey should pay attention to Russia’s new naval doctrine.

“Putin’s new maritime doctrine should be evaluated as a declarative document. Although in the place of such states as Turkey and the United States of America, this doctrine should be taken seriously. After all, it seems to me that Russia wants to put its paw even on the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits – the Russians  consider these straits vital for themselves, so the Russian Federation can use military force. This is a direct challenge to Turkey,” noted Mykhailo Samus.

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Mykhailo Samus

NGRN Director

After 20 years in media as well as in security and defence analysis and consultancy, Mykhailo is an experienced researcher in the sphere of international relations, national resilience and new generation warfare. Served 12 years in the Ukrainian Armed Forces, he gained his Master’s Degree in International Journalism from the Institute of Journalism, Kyiv Shevchenko National University (2007). Having started his career as a journalist at Defense Express, he became the Editor-in-Chief of the Export Control Newsletter magazine, and then the Deputy Director of the Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies.

He was the founder (2009) of the EU CACDS office in Prague (Czech Republic), and was responsible for the coordination of CACDS international activities, its regional sections, and projects with NATO and the EU. Mykhailo also was the member of the editorial border of the CACDS Analytical Bulletin Challenges and Risks.

Now Mykhailo is a chief and one the drivers of new international project – The New Geopolitics Research Network which is an independent and nonpartisan initiative to provide a think tank platform for researchers, academics, experts, journalists, intellectuals who aspire to shape a new facets of geopolitics.

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