MOSCOW, (BM) – The forces of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia are tracking the actions of the American destroyer URO Ross of the US Navy. He entered the Black Sea on February 23, according to the Russian National Defense Management Center, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Prior to this, the arrival of the destroyer Ross was reported at the end of 2019 in the southwestern part of the Black Sea. Direct control of it was carried out by the Vyshny Volochek small missile ship.
The desire to maintain security in the region was explained by the command of the sixth US operational fleet, the entry into the Black Sea of the missile destroyer Ross (DDG 71) of the US Navy. The corresponding statement was published on Sunday, February 23, on the website of the US Navy.
“The USS Ross (DDG 71) Arleigh Burke missile destroyer launched its international transit to the Black Sea to conduct maritime security operations and strengthen regional stability, joint preparedness and naval capabilities with our NATO allies and partners in the region “, – the message says.
It also notes that the presence of the destroyer will demonstrate a collective determination to ensure security in the region as part of Operation Atlantic Determination. It was launched in 2014 under the auspices of NATO after the return of Crimea to the Russian Federation and the onset of the crisis in southeastern Ukraine. The program involves regular calls by US Navy ships to the Black Sea.
All this plays a decisive role for ensuring maritime safety and freedom of navigation, the sixth operational fleet of the United States emphasized.
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