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Threat of floating mines in Black Sea becomes more widespread

Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey discussed the issue of floating mines at a meeting of NATO defence ministers in Brussels, reports on Social Network X.

Earlier last week, the British government asserted that Russia could use sea mines to attack civilian shipping in the Black Sea, including by laying them on the approaches to Ukrainian ports. Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of planting mines off the Ukrainian coast.

Although the ministry did not provide details on how the floating mines would be addressed, the three countries, as well as Georgia, Poland and Ukraine, have previously discussed the issue of neutralisation floating mines in April 2022.

Turkey is also in talks with the UN, Ukraine and Russia over reviving the Black Sea grain initiative, which Moscow abandoned earlier this year.

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