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US Complains Inland Sea Surrounded by Russian Air Bases Is ‘Unsafe’ for Their Destroyer

Maybe cruise the Caribbean next time?

Try to answer this question. The officials of which country would sail their guided missile destroyer into an inland sea off the coast of Russia’s Caucasus, Don and Crimea regions, only to complain there is just too much Russian military activity around them for their destroyer to feel safe?

US European Command (Why does US have a European command??) has just complained that on three seperate ocassions their warship USS Porter currently sailing the Russian lake called the Black Sea came too close to low-flying Russian aircraft:

Multiple Russian military aircraft came close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea on Feb. 10, incidents considered “unsafe and unprofessional,” a U.S. official said on Tuesday.

“USS Porter queried all aircraft and received no response,” Hernandez said. “Such incidents are concerning because they can result in accident or miscalculation,” he added.

Russians rejected these claims. According to them no incidents unsafe for their planes had taken place.