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Russian Navy tracking US missile destroyer in Black Sea

Source : 112 Ukraine

The US Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Laboon entered the waters of the Black Sea on Friday
10:10, 12 June 2021

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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.

Related: Russia closes part of Black Sea for six months

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.

Related: Bucharest Format states condemn Russian actions near Ukraine’s border, Black Sea

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