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World U.S. Navy denies Russian claim it chased off American destroyer

05:21  16 october  2021
05:21  16 october  2021 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Russian destroyer Admiral Tributs, photographed from USS Chafee on October 15, 2021. © US Pacific Fleet. Moscow called the actions of the US destroyer “unprofessional” and a “crude violation” of international rules of avoiding collisions and a 1972 agreement with Washington on preventing A similar incident happened in the same area in November 2020, when USS John S McCain was driven off after straying more than two kilometers inside Russia ’ s internationally recognized maritime border. The US Navy also denied wrongdoing, saying the destroyer was on a “freedom of navigation

Russia said it chased away a US warship that tried to violate Russian territorial waters. The US said the Russian description of the interaction in the Sea of Japan was false. The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement the crew of the Admiral Tributs, a Russian anti-submarine vessel, had earlier radioed a warning to the US warship, saying that it was in "an area closed to the navigation due to exercises with artillery fire." It added in the statement that the US destroyer failed to change course and instead raised flags from its deck, indicating it could not turn or change speed.

The U.S. military is denying a Russian claim that an American destroyer was chased off from attempting to enter Russian waters in the Sea of Japan.

  U.S. Navy denies Russian claim it chased off American destroyer © Provided by NBC News

Russia's defense ministry said Friday that USS Chafee "approached the territorial waters of the Russian Federation and attempted to cross the state border," but turned back after being confronted by a Russian warship.

The Chafee and the Russian destroyer, the Admiral Tributs, were within 65 yards of each other, both militaries said.

But U.S. Pacific Fleet said Friday, "The statement from the Russian Defense Ministry about the interaction between our two Navy ships is false."

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Navy /Handout via REUTERS. MOSCOW, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Russia said one of its military vessels chased away a U . S . naval destroyer that attempted to violate Russian territorial waters during Russian -Chinese naval drills in the Sea of Japan on Friday. It was the second time in four months Russia has said it chased a NATO-member warship from its waters. In June, Russia accused a British destroyer of breaching its territorial waters off Crimea in the Black Sea, and said it had forced it away. Britain rejected Moscow' s account of that incident, saying at the time its ship was operating lawfully in

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said one of its military vessels chased away a U . S . naval destroyer that attempted to violate Russian territorial waters during Russian -Chinese naval drills in the Sea of Japan on Friday. © Reuters/HANDOUT The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee in the Pacific Ocean. There was no immediate comment from the U . S . side. The Russian defence ministry said the crew of a Russian anti-submarine vessel, the Admiral Tributs, had radioed a warning to the USS Chafee that it was "in an area closed to navigation due to exercises with artillery fire".

The U.S. said the Russian ship came close to the Chafee while it was preparing for flight operations, and "the interaction was safe and professional."

Russia and China are conducting joint naval exercises, and Russia's defense ministry said that the U.S. warship was in an area closed because of artillery fire.

The U.S. Pacific Fleet said Russia did issue a "notice to airmen and mariners" later Friday — but that warning was not in effect when the encounter occurred.

Russia said the encounter occurred near Peter the Great Gulf. It said that after being warned, the U.S. ship raised flags indicating helicopter flight which meant the course could not be changed, but ultimately it left.

"The USS destroyer ‘Chafee,' convinced of the determination of the Russian ship crew to prevent the violation of the state border, changed direction," The Russian Defense Ministry said.

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia ’ s Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U . S . Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia ’ s territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. The incident came as Russia and China conducted joint naval drills in the area, and follows other dangerously close encounters In June, Russia said one of its warships fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs in the path of British destroyer Defender to drive it away from Black Sea waters near the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Britain denied that account, insisted its ship wasn’t fired

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia ’ s Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U . S . Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia ’ s territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. The incident came as Russia and China conducted joint naval drills in the area, and follows other dangerously close encounters In June, Russia said one of its warships fired warning shots and a warplane dropped bombs in the path of British destroyer Defender to drive it away from Black Sea waters near the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Britain denied that account, insisted its ship wasn’t fired

The U.S. Pacific Fleet said it was in international waters. "The United States will continue to fly, sail, and operate where international law allows," the U.S. military statement said.

In June, Russia's defense ministry said that a fighter jet and naval ship fired warning shots at a British Royal Navy destroyer in the Black Sea.

The U.K.'s defense ministry denied that any warning shots were fired at its ship, the HMS Defender. It said the Russian military was conducting gunnery and other exercises in the region and had issued maritime warnings about it.

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