09:28 GMT30 November 2020
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    The US guided missile destroyer Porter will enter the Black Sea for bilateral drills with partner navies, aimed at enhancing "maritime security and stability, readiness and naval capability," the US Navy announced.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The USS Porter, a guided-missile destroyer, will enter the Black Sea on Monday for bilateral exercises with partner navies, the US Naval Forces press office said Saturday.

    "The ship’s operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capability with our allies and partners," the press statement read.

    The USS Porter will support Operation Atlantic Resolve, which covers all US Department of Defense action in Eastern Europe. The ship is also expected to make port calls on the way.

    The Burke-class warship has been forward-deployed to the Spanish naval base Rota and is part of the US 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy.


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