On November 27, local time, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement expressing a strong protest against the violation of Russian territorial waters by the USS John McCain.
The statement stated that on November 24, the USS John McCain invaded Peter the Great Bay and crossed the Russian border two kilometers. The Russian side has made solemn representations to the US side through military and diplomatic channels.
Ships in this water area must abide by the norms of international law and the relevant legislation of the Russian Federation on peaceful passage of their territorial waters.
The United States deliberately violated relevant laws and regulations in order to question the status of Peter the Great Bay in international law.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed a strong protest in this regard, believing that this incident was a blatant provocation by the US to peace and order.
Washington is well aware of Russia’s position on this water area: This is Russia’s internal waters and is subject to Russian sovereignty. Attempts to draw conclusions about the ownership of waters are unacceptable.
Obviously, the United States deliberately intensified the situation through this kind of “tight swords”, once again proving that in the current historical period, the use of force has become its preferred means of “defending” its diplomatic position.
The statement emphasized that the fact that US warships entered Russian territorial waters will not and cannot have any international legal consequences on the status of the relevant waters.
The Russian side urges the US not to take similar actions in the future, otherwise the possible consequences will be entirely borne by the US. Russia reserves the right to respond to this.
On November 24, the USS John McCain destroyer violated Russian territorial waters. The large-scale anti-submarine ship “Admiral Vinogradov” of the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet, which is responsible for monitoring US warships, issued a warning to the US warships and successfully drove the US warships back to neutral waters.
Peter the Great Bay borders on the Primorye Territory of Russia, which is under the jurisdiction of Russia, covering an area of about 6000 square kilometers