The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s forces are tracking the US Navy destroyer Laboon that entered the Black Sea. The corresponding message was made on Friday by Russia’s National Defense Control Center, TASS reports.
"The Black Sea Fleet’s forces and capabilities have started to track the US Navy guided missile destroyer Laboon that entered the Black Sea on June 11, 2021," the Center said in a statement.
As was reported earlier, the US Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Laboon had crossed over from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea for maritime security operations.
"The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) entered the Black Sea on a routine patrol, June 11, 2021, while conducting multi-domain operations with a U.S. Navy P-8A aircraft from Patrol Squadron VP-40 and NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS)," the message reads.
The ship’s operations in the Black Sea will strengthen interoperability with NATO allies and partners and demonstrate collective resolve to Black Sea security under Operation Atlantic Resolve.