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Russia “Chased Off” US Navy Destroyer From Its Waters: Defence Ministry


The US ship had instantly returned to impartial waters after being warned off: Defence ministry (File)

Moscow:

A Russian warship caught the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain working illegally in Russia’s territorial waters within the Sea of Japan, however chased it off, Russia’s defence ministry stated on Tuesday.

Moscow stated that the Admiral Vinogradov, a Russian destroyer, had verbally warned the U.S. ship and threatened to ram it with a purpose to power it to go away the world.

The US ship had instantly returned to impartial waters after being warned off, the defence ministry stated in an announcement.

Such incidents are uncommon, however underscore poor diplomatic and army relations between Russia and the United States whose ties are languishing at a post-Cold battle low.

The Russian ship, from the Pacific Fleet, had been monitoring the American destroyer, which Moscow stated had violated Russia’s territorial waters at 0317 GMT by going two kilometres past the ocean border.

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The incident happened within the Peter the Great Gulf, it stated.

The U.S. destroyer made no additional makes an attempt to enter Russian waters after leaving the world, stated Moscow. But it stated the Admiral Vinogradov was persevering with to watch its actions and that one other vessel, a corvette, had been dispatched to the world.

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