The Pentagon said that the Russian patrol ship “Yaroslav the Wise”, which approached at a dangerous distance of the American destroyer USS Gravely”, tried to prevent the aircraft carrier “Harry Truman”.
According to Defense News, citing a source in the Navy of the United States, about one hour patrol ship of the Russian Navy was at a close distance from escorting the aircraft carrier destroyer, preventing him to maneuver.
Thus, as stated by the commander of the “Gravely” Ellis Ambrose, “Yaroslav the Wise” was deliberately trying to create obstacles “Truman”. The commander of the Russian ship “behaved unprofessionally” when asked the commander of an American destroyer to keep a safe distance on the radio and raised on the mast of the signal flag.
According to the source, when the “Gravely” changed course and speed, “Yaroslav the Wise” did the same thing. This meant that the Russian patrol boat was not normal, and he deliberately gave a false alarm.
Earlier, the Russian defense Ministry said that on June 17 in the Eastern Mediterranean sea us destroyer equipped with guided missile weapons “Gravely” “made a hazardous rapprochement with the Russian warship at a distance of 60-70 meters on the left side and crossed the course of the movement of the patrol ship “Yaroslav the Wise” on the nose on a dangerous distance of 180 metres”, reports “Lenta.<url>.Related posts: