Russia claims it chased off a U.S. warship with a “ramming” threat

The U.S. McCain, a guided-missile destroyer, violated Russia’s territorial waters by moving less than two miles beyond the maritime border at 0317 GMT into Peter the Great Gulf, the Russian ministry said in a statement. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

The U.S. McCain conducts a patrol in the South China Sea in a January 2017 file photo. The   U.S. ship immediately returned to neutral waters, the Russian ministry claimed, and was being monitored. AP

The U.S.   The area has been in dispute since 1984, when the Soviet Union declared it part of its waters, a claim that Russia has maintained. Navy issued a statement describing the incident as the latest “freedom of navigation operation,” challenging what the U.S. Navy labeled that incident “unsafe and unprofessional” action by the Russian vessel. Navy destroyer operating in Russia’s Pacific territorial waters and chased it off. The Admiral Vinogradov, an anti-submarine destroyer in Russia’s Pacific Fleet, sent a warning to the U.S. ship had been operating in the vicinity of the Peter the Great Gulf in an area the U.S. warship out of disputed waters with a “ramming” threat

November 24, 2020 / 7:36 AM

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Last year the two countries traded accusations of dangerous maneuvers after the Admiral Vinogradov came close to a collision with the USS Chancellorsville in the East China Sea. Navy’s Pacific Fleet said in a statement that the USS John S. considers illegitimate territorial claims by other nations, but it did not provide details on how it ended or whether there was any action considered unsafe by Russian forces. does not recognize as Russian territorial waters. First published on November 24, 2020 / 7:36 AM The American warship had been operating for several days in the Sea of Japan and was being tracked by Russia, it said. McCain had “asserted navigational rights” in the area “by challenging Russia’s excessive maritime claims.” It gave no details but said the U.S. Trending News

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Parents of U.K. Such incidents at sea are uncommon and a sign of continued post-Cold War tensions between Russia and the United States. ship and threatened to “use a ramming maneuver to drive the intruder out of its territorial waters.”

The Russian anti-submarine ship, the Admiral Vinogradov, enters the port of Vladivostok, Russia, in an April 2009 file photo. The USS John S.