Russian senator Alexei Pushkov stated that the visit of the U.S. warships have nothing to do with U.S. security. They are motivated by the domestic policy. He warned that the vessels should stay away from the Russian coast, as Reuters reported.
“The U.S. guided-missile destroyer Donald Cook began moving towards the Black Sea on Saturday, "to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness and naval capability", the U.S. Navy statement reads.
Russia’s Black Sea fleet started monitoring the warship since it entered the region.
“U.S. warships are becoming frequent visitors to the Black Sea. These visits have nothing to do with U.S. security,” Pushkov wrote on his Twitter page.
“They flaunt their flag, send us a signal, and appease their own senators, who are demanding they send a whole military fleet to the Black Sea. They should keep away from our coastline,” he added.