US destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) begun its transit to the Black Sea from the Mediterranean sea. This was reported by the command of the Sixth Fleet of the US Navy in Europe and Africa on its Twitter page.
“#USSPorter (DDG 78) began her northbound transit into the #BlackSea from the #MediterraneanSea. She will work with Black Sea partner nations to ensure maritime security,” the message reads.
Russia’s National Defense Management Center reported that the destroyer had entered the Black Sea at 18:30 Moscow time (17:30 pm Kyiv time), according to RBC.
The Black Sea Fleet's forces and assets have begun tracking the activities of the US destroyer.
As we reported earlier, on March 26, the Russian guided-missile boat invaded Ukraine's exclusive offshore zone at the Odesa gas field.
The Ukrainian Maritime Guard found captured self-lifting floating drilling rigs "Ukraine" (renamed the "Crimea-1") and "Tavrida". Flags of the aggressor country were raised on them.
Navy watchdog identified patrol boat of Black Sea Fleet nearby.