12:59 GMT +3 hours28 May 2016
Guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) crosses the Atlantic Ocean

Russian Jets Force US Navy Destroyer Away From Territorial Waters

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Russian Navy jets forced a US Navy ship into the eastern Black Sea after it was noticed heading into Russia's territorial waters.

Russian Navy Su-24 jets forced US Navy destroyer USS Ross to go into neutral waters in the Black Sea, a source in Crimea's security forces told RIA Novosti.

The US Navy ship was noticed heading directly toward Russian waters after leaving the Romanian port of Costanta. The incident comes on the same day as fugitive Georgian ex-leader Mikheil Saakashvili's appointment as governor of Ukraine's Black Sea-bordering Odessa region.

"The ship's crew acted provocatively and aggressively, which caused alarm among operators of monitoring stations and Black Sea Fleet ships carrying out assignments in the Black Sea. Scrambled Su-24 attack jets demonstrated a readiness to forcibly suppress border violations and defend the country's interest," the source said.

According to the source, Russian Black Sea Navy ships are constantly monitoring Russian territorial waters and are ready to suppress any violations.

"It seems that the Americans did not forget the April 2014 incident when one Su-24 actually shut down all equipment on the new USS Donald Cook American destroyer with anti-missile system elements," the source added.

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said that US missile ships near Russian borders pose a danger to strategic stability on Saturday, while at the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore.

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  • Mikhas
    As Tatyana noticed, this is finally an official confirmation about the USS/Donald Duck.

    I expect the sissies on "USS/Sunken Gay Pride" and "USS/Depraved Perverts" sh_tting their pants about going anywhere near Russia.
  • onahlarkin reply toMikhas (Show commentHide comment)
    Are the Americans sh_tting there pants any more than the arrested retired lieutenant general Yury Khrizman after embezzling 1.8 billion rubles, as head of the construction firm Dalspetsstroi, involved in building the vast new Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Far East?

    Are the Americans sh_tting there pants any more than Igor Komarov, head of the Roscosmos space agency, when your precious Proton-M rocket burned up in the atmosphere in a heap of flaming Russian garbage?

    Are the Americans sh_tting there pants any more than Alexei Mozgovoi, a top rebel pri_k, err Prizrak commander in east Ukraine, who was converted into vapor by his squabbling mafia brethren near Alchevsk on May 23rd?

    Even if they were, they would clean it up with rubles.
  • Maybe give them another small taste of the medicine given to USS Donald Cook?
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