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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Pentagon has accused Russia of dangerous maneuvers in the Mediterranean sea


The Pentagon commented on the incident with the Russian patrol ship “Yaroslav the Wise” that occurred in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean sea. In the U.S. Department of defense believes that the Russian sailors was performed unsafe maneuvers near the U.S. Navy ships.


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The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Gravely

A Russian military ship was “unsafe and unprofessional” maneuvers near two ships of the U.S. Navy, told Reuters a source in the Pentagon on condition of anonymity.

According to him, the Russian ship “fearless” was about 300 meters from the destroyer Gravely, and at a distance of 9 kilometers from the aircraft carrier “Harry Truman”. The incident occurred June 17 in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean sea.

While the Russian defense Ministry said earlier that the dangerous “overtaking” on the high seas was the USS Gravely, forgetting “on fundamental principles of safe navigation”.

The defense Ministry stressed that the Russian frigate “Yaroslav the Wise” were in international waters with a constant course and speed and any dangerous manoeuvre against the destroyer is not carried out.

In confirmation of his words, the military has posted a video where you can see how an American ship is almost across Russia, in 60 meters on the left side, and then goes on a course of “Yaroslav the Wise”.

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