The Black Sea is the main arena of confrontation between Russia and the West.
Putin also stressed the need for direct talks between EU and Belarusian leaders aimed at easing tensions on the Belarusian-Polish border due to the refugee crisis.
According to the Kremlin, the two sides agreed to reduce tensions on the Belarusian-Polish border.
According to the Kremlin statement, Putin also criticized Ukraine for the “recent use” of drones in its conflict with pro-Russia rebels.
Last month, Kiev released footage of what it said was its first use of the Turkish-made TB2 Bayraktar drone against separatists.
Putin said this violates peace agreements signed in Minsk in 2015. 219