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Russia monitors U.S. ship in the Black Sea

Russia monitors U.S. ship in the Black Sea

Moscow, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Russia's National Defense Management Center reported today that its Black Sea fleet is closely following the movements in that region of the U.S. Navy ship Mount Whitney.
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Earlier, the U.S. Sixth Fleet reported that the ship was sailing in the direction of the area to participate in joint operations with allies and partners of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), TASS news agency reported.

At the same time, Russia is monitoring the maneuvers of the U.S. missile destroyer Porter, which entered Black Sea waters on Oct.

Russia monitors U.S. ship in the Black Sea30 under the same justification, according to the report.

On October 23, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu commented that while his country is calling for military deterrence, NATO is bringing its troops closer to Russia’s borders.

In this regard, he gave as an example that flights of the military bloc’s aircraft near the country’s territorial limits increased by 30 percent compared to last year.

At a meeting with the Belarusian military counterpart, he said that a high intensity of NATO’s operational and combat readiness is reported.

“Every year more than 30 exercises are held on the western border of the State of the Union, the scenario of which is based on armed confrontation against Russia. Increasingly, non-allied countries such as Georgia, Ukraine, Sweden and Finland are involved,” he noted.

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