US Navy Dismisses Media Reports About Destroyer USS Ross Sailing Toward Crimea

US Navy Dismisses Media Reports About Destroyer USS Ross Sailing Toward Crimea

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Navy on Wednesday denied media reports suggesting that the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross deployed in the Black Sea for NATO's Sea Breeze-2021 drills is heading toward Crimea.

"Despite recent reports, @USNavy #USSRoss as of 30 minutes ago and for the foreseeable future is in port #Odesa, #Ukraine to support #ExerciseSeaBreeze", the official Twitter account of the exercise led by the US Sixth Fleet said.

Earlier in the day, media outlets reported, citing vessel tracking websites, that the US destroyer was sailing toward the peninsula.

Last week, the UK destroyer HMS Defender made inroads into Russia's territorial waters near Cape Fiolent in Crimea, prompting the Russian Navy to fire warning shots to divert the vessel. London denied the shots were fired at all, even though Russia's security service, the FSB, released video footage of the encounter, confirming Moscow's account of events.

A BBC correspondent who was aboard the British ship at the time of the incident also said he saw over 20 aircraft overhead and two Russian coast guard boats that shadowed Defender.

Source: sputniknews.com

The last notes - В России

most read news

#В России

MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - President Vladimir Putin is set to leave for the Russian Far East on Tuesday, days before the region is to host the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov
подробнее...

After the US announced the delimitation of space as a warfighting domain, several NATO powers inaugurated a separate space command, with the heads of state of the aforementioned pointing to the
подробнее...

An anonymous message about a "bomb" on board a Moscow-Gelendzhik plane arrived at Domodedovo airport, an emergency services representative said.Information about a possible bomb on board the airliner
подробнее...

Nord Stream 2 AG, the Gazprom-owned, Swiss-registered company building the almost-finished Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, earlier lost a court case in Germany that could have excluded it from the EU’s
подробнее...

MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a video-conference on the socioeconomic development of Russia's Far East region on September 2, as part of the Eastern Economic Forum
подробнее...

Between 17 and 19 September, Russians will cast ballots in the country's legislative elections. However, the vote came in the crosshairs of European and American political institutions and press long
подробнее...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The organizers of a Russian festival where ex-Rammstein lead vocalist Till Lindemann was invited to perform said on Sunday that they offered him to sing at a smaller concert instead
подробнее...

The situation in Russia's capital is further complicated by the fact that the creatures apparently have no natural predators in the region.Moscow residents are complaining about invasive pests called
подробнее...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A criminal probe has been launched into civilian executions by Nazi firing squads and their accomplices during the Great Patriotic War in the western Russian region of Oryol, the
подробнее...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that in a matter of twenty-five years Europe will no longer need Russian gas, as she met in late August with Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, who has
подробнее...

Why Russia would choose to build its first single-engine fighter in 50 years has been hotly debated, since they are often considered less reliable than two-engine jets, but one fact is agreed upon:
подробнее...

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Sputnik) - The Russian Far Eastern Primorsky Territory and its administrative center, Vladivostok, have all the capabilities to host major sports events, such as the Universiade
подробнее...

The 90-day US intelligence-community investigation into the origins of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was earlier ordered by US President Joe Biden on 26 May. The probe, however, produced an inconclusive
подробнее...

MOSCOW, (Sputnik) - Moscow is open to developing good relations with Western countries, provided that they abandon their current policy under which they see themselves as wise teachers and treat
подробнее...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Four supporters of the Islamic State terrorist organization Daesh* who planned to stage attacks on law enforcement officers in Russia's Republic of Ingushetia were detained, the
подробнее...

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin did not rule out on Friday that the Olympics may be held in Russia again, including in the Far Eastern regions.On Thursday, Vladivostok
подробнее...

The 90-day US intelligence-community investigation into the origins of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was ordered by US President Joe Biden on 26 May. The inquiry, however, produced an inconclusive report in
подробнее...