Russia says U.S. Navy destroyer kicked out of territorial waters in joint exercises with China in Sea of ​​Japan – .

Russia says U.S. Navy destroyer kicked out of territorial waters in joint exercises with China in Sea of ​​Japan – .

Russia accused the US Navy of attempting to enter its territorial waters during joint military exercises with China in the Sea of ​​Japan before it was “pushed back”.
The Russian Defense Ministry released video footage showing the USS Chafee up close with the anti-submarine vessel Admiral Tributs, which radioed the US destroyer that it was “in an area closed to navigation. due to exercises with artillery fire, ”according to the Interfax news agency, reported by Reuters.

The Russian Defense Ministry summoned the US military attaché over the USS Chafee’s “unprofessional actions”, the RIA news agency reported.

The US Navy had not responded to The independents request for comments at time of publication.

Russian state news agency Tass on Friday released the Kremlin’s assertion about the meeting with the USS Chafee at 5:50 p.m. local time, claiming that she had been “turned back” within 60 meters of the Admiral. Tributes.

“The destroyer USS Chafee, convinced of the determination of the crew of the Russian ship not to violate the state border, has changed direction,” the statement said.

According to the Moscow version of events, the USS Chafee had maintained its course and hoisted flags indicating the launch of a helicopter from its deck, preventing it from changing course and speed, Reuters reported. The video released by the Russian government shows a helicopter with its rotors rotating at the rear of the ship.

Russian Defense Ministry releases video of encounter with warship in Sea of ​​Japan

(Russian Ministry of Defense)

“Acting within the framework of international rules of navigation, the Admiral Tributes have set a course to drive the intruder out of Russian territorial waters,” said the Russian Defense Ministry.

The meeting would have lasted about 50 minutes in Peter the Great Bay, south of Vladivostok.

In June, Moscow claimed to have forced the British destroyer, HMS Defender, to leave the Black Sea near Crimea, which the United Kingdom and the international community maintain the territorial waters of Ukraine after the illegal annexation of the peninsula by Russia in 2014.

In an interview with the BBC, the captain of the Defender, Commander Vince Owen, said that they had deliberately sailed near the Crimean coast in Ukraine’s international waters.

“Along with the UK and the Royal Navy, our deployment is there to maintain international order and maintain it for world peace and security,” Owen told the BBC.

“The Royal Navy and the UK will always call on states that do not respect the international order,” he added. “This is our mission.


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