Reports: Putin pledges calm response to NATO ships

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says Russia will respond "calmly" to the increase in NATO ships in the Black Sea. Russian news agencies cite Putin as making the comments Tuesday during a visit to Uzbekistan. Interfax quotes Putin as saying Russia's "reaction will be calm, without any sort of hysteria." But he says "there will be an answer." He answered reporters questions about what measures Russia might take by saying simply "You'll see." Russia has repeatedly voiced concern that NATO has too many ships in the Black Sea. Foreign Ministry official Andrei Nesterenko says there are now two US, one Polish, one Spanish and one German ship in the Black Sea.