The U.S. Navy increased its presence in the Black sea in response to the build-up of Russian military forces in the region, told CNN a senior us official. US statement on “the Russian threat” has already commented in the Federation Council.
The USS Carney.
On 18 February the destroyer of the U.S. Navy Carney joined already in the Black sea to the Ross destroyer equipped with the Aegis missile defense system and cruise missiles Tomahawk. As stated by CNN, a representative of the US military establishment, thus Washington is trying to “lower the sensitivity” of the Russian presence in the region us armed forces.
Russia is particularly susceptible to American military operations in the Black sea with the efforts of militarization of the Crimea, said two U.S. military officials based in Europe. “Almost everything new that they (the Russian military — ed.) appears they place in the Crimea”, — said one of them.
This acute reaction is due to the rise of incidents with Russian fighters intercept U.S. spy planes over the neutral waters of the Black sea, I believe the sides of the channel.
According to first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Yevgeny Serebrennikov, the US claims that Russia allegedly stepping up military power in the Black sea, are the “direct lie” .
“And to strengthen Russia’s nuclear potential, and increase of nuclear weapons, is now increasing its presence in the Black sea. It’s all an outright lie, attempts to distract attention from its own increasing armaments and the US military presence,” said Senator RIA Novosti.
According to him, the US is trying to use this lie in order to exert political pressure on Russia. “These attempts, as has been said by the Russian President and defense Minister, will not work”, — said Serebrennikov.
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