According to RIA Novosti, the U.S. destroyer “Donald Cook”, which is equipped with cruise missiles, entered the Black Sea on 23 local time, and the Russian Black Sea Fleet quickly sent ships to follow it.
According to the Russian media, the U.S. military has recently increased its activities in the vicinity of Russian territorial waters, and the USS Donald Cook entered the Black Sea in November last year and conducted exercises in the area.
In addition, in November last year, the U.S. destroyer USS John S. McCann entered Russian territorial waters within 2 kilometers of Peter the Great Bay in the Russian Far East.
The Russian ship expelled it, but the U.S. Seventh Fleet said it was for the sake of “freedom of navigation” and that the waters did not belong to Russia.