U.S. sends Donald Cook, Roosevelt missile destroyers to Black Sea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The United States has notified Ankara that two American warships will pass through the Turkish straits and will be stationed in the Black Sea until May 4
16:42, 11 April 2021

American guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75)

Two missile destroyers Donald Cook and Roosevelt, which the United States sent to the Black Sea, have already arrived in the Mediterranean Sea, passing the Strait of Gibraltar. This is reported by ZN.UA with reference to British observers.

According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, the United States notified Ankara that two American warships will pass through the Turkish straits and will be deployed in the Black Sea until May 4.

"15 days ago, through diplomatic channels, we received a notification that two US warships will pass to the Black Sea in accordance with the Montreux Convention. The ships will remain in the Black Sea until May 4," Turkish diplomats said.

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Note that the agreement signed in Montreux gives Turkey control over the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, restricts the access of naval ships and regulates the movement of foreign cargo ships.

The dispatch of American warships to the Black Sea took place against the backdrop of the aggravation of the situation in Donbas. Germany asked Russia to withdraw its troops, and Moscow accused Kyiv of provocations.

It is also known that earlier ships equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles with a range of 1.6 thousand km and an Aegis missile defense system left the Rota naval base in Spain and headed to the Black sea.

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