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The Russian Defense Ministry said at 6. 5 p.m. local time, the USS John S. . McCain, who entered the Sea of Japan a few days ago, violated the territorial waters of the country and « passed the sea border by two kilometers ». . A ministry statement said the crew on board the ship Admiral Vinogradov warned the US ship that it would use a « ramming maneuver » if it did not quickly leave Russian territorial waters. But after Admiral Vinogradov changed course, the USS John S.. . McCain Destroyer followed suit and returned to international waters.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement: « The submarine destroyer Admiral Vinogradov of the Pacific Fleet used an international communication channel to warn the foreign ship that such actions are unacceptable and that the violator may be evicted from the territorial waters of the country a ramming maneuver.
« After the warming was issued and Admiral Vinogradov changed course, the USS John S. . McCain destroyer returned to international waters. «
But this was the second alarming clash between Russian and US naval ships in 24 hours after Moscow warned to keep an eye on another ship.
Russia’s National Defense Control Center said its Black Sea fleet had been monitoring the destroyer USS Donald Cook, which entered the vast expanse of water on Monday.
The Department of Defense said, « The Black Sea Forces and Assets began monitoring the USS Donald Cook, which was launched on Sept.. November invaded the Black Sea. «
The 6. The US Navy fleet had previously said the destroyer of the USS Donald Cook was on its way to the Black Sea.
On Monday the 6th tweeted. US Navy fleet: « #USSDonaldCook DDG 75 began its road transit into the #BlackSea and was the 7th. Time an @USNavy warship has been to the Black Sea region.
The 6. US Navy Fleet said while the USS Donald Cook was in the Black Sea, the destroyer would « conduct routine maritime security operations in support of regional stability ». .
The force added that the ship’s operations in the Black Sea enhance interoperability between NATO allies and partners and « demonstrate the collective commitment to Black Sea security as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve ». .
Cmdr. Kelley Jones, Commanding Officer of Donald Cook, said: “Operating in the Black Sea means our commitment to partners and allies in the region.
“It is an important diplomatic mission and Donald Cook has often enjoyed the hospitality of the Black Sea countries. ”
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The 6. The US Navy fleet described the Black Sea as « a critical waterway for maritime trade and stability across Europe » with the armed forces operating « routinely » on the water to work with NATO allies and partners, including Bulgaria and Georgia , Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.
The fleet said: « It is in the world’s best interests to maintain a stable, prosperous Black Sea region and deter aggressive actors who seek destabilization for their own benefit. «
The Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly warned that the presence of ships entering the Black Sea from outside the region does nothing to strengthen regional stability.
But the US responded and insisted that it continue to act within the framework of the Montreaux Convention, which regulates the military use of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits.
The 6. US Navy Fleet said four destroyers, including Donald Cook, were stationed in Rota, Spain, to support « NATO’s integrated air defense architecture. ». .
The armed forces added that naval forces and ships have the flexibility to operate in all waters of Europe and Africa from the Cape of Good Hope to the Arctic Circle.
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