Bulgaria, Turkey, and Romania are considering the possibility of creating a joint force to clear mines in the Black Sea that may fall into their waters. This was reported by Bloomberg.
According to two unnamed officials, the three NATO members are still working out the details of such an initiative, but could create a unit as early as next month.
The officials also added that the initiative would be exclusively peaceful and "would not bring any new NATO ships to the Black Sea."
One of the officials clarified that the purpose of the mission is to show that the three countries are capable of solving such a problem on their own.
At the same time, as the publication clarifies, the creation of a demining unit will be the first major joint step of the allies in the Black Sea after the start of a full-scale war of Russian troops against Ukraine.