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A US warship headed to the Russian coast, but it was intercepted and escorted

MOSCOW, (BM) – According to open monitoring resources, the USS Porter, an American missile destroyer, while in the waters of Black Sea unexpected headed towards the Russian coast, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Russian National Defence Center statement.

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The purpose of the appearance of a warship armed with cruise missiles close to coast of Russia is still unknown, however, according to a number of sources, Russian patrol ships have already gone to intercept the ship.

As follows from the data of the Russian National Defense Center the US Navy ship was in the waters of the Black Sea on April 13 at 18 hours 30 minutes. Russian warships, which track the missile destroyer, were sent to intercept it.

“The Black Sea Fleet has escorted the U.S. Navy destroyer Porter DDG-78, which entered the Black Sea on April 13, 2020 and was escorted. The forces and naval assets of the Black Sea Fleet has monitored the actions of the US Navy ship,” the National Defense Management Center reports.

It is unknown which Russian ships began to accompany the American missile destroyer USS Porter.

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Russian military sources said that earlier the same day Russian reconnaissance aircraft were also actively used for control of the USS Porter’s movement.

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