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    The USS Destroyer Donald Cook is seen at the Constanta shipyard in the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta, on April 14, 2014

    I See What You Did There: PHOTOS of US Warship Sent to Black Sea Surface Online

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    Russian armed forces began tracking the movements of the USS Donald Cook soon after the ship entered the region, with one of the Russia’s Black Sea Fleet frigates shadowing the missile destroyer.

    Images of the USS Donald Cook, a US missile destroyer recently deployed to the Black Sea, have appeared on social media shortly after the ship entered the region.

    The photos show the destroyer as it passed through the Bosporus on 19 January and set sail northwards.

    ​The movements of the US vessel are being closely followed by the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which has already sent one of its frigates, the Pytlivy, to shadow the foreign ship, while the Russian military also employs its electronic surveillance capabilities to keep tabs on the USS Donald Cook.

    READ MORE: Russian Navy Monitoring US Destroyer in Black Sea – Control Center

    The United States has steadily increased its presence in the Black Sea region over the past year, frequently deploying warships to the area on various missions.

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