Russian warship repels US destroyer, chased within 60 meters

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MOSCOW – Dangerous maneuvers performed by the Navy Russia along with rising tensions in Asia-Pacific due to the AUKUS pact led by the United States (US). The tension was also seen in the sea between the warships of the two countries.

A Russian Pacific Fleet warship approached a US destroyer just 60 meters away. The US destroyer was seen as threatening to violate Russia’s maritime borders in the Sea of ​​Japan on Friday (10/15/2021).

The Russian Ministry of Defense (Kemhan) immediately released a statement, “Today, October 15 at approximately 17:00 local time, the destroyer USS Chafee, which has been operating in the Sea of ​​Japan for several days, approached the territorial waters of the Russian Federation and made attempts to cross the country’s borders.”

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According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Admiral Tributs, a large Udaloy-class anti-submarine ship (classified by NATO as a destroyer), approached the US warship.

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After several warnings, the Russian warship began to push the nuisance ship away from Russian waters.

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The Russian military further stressed that the crew of the Chafee had been informed that they were trying to sail through an area closed to foreign ships due to the Russian-Chinese artillery drill “Maritime Interaction-2021” that was conducted in the area between October 14 and 17. .

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