The Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday that a US destroyer had tried to violate the Russian state border in the Sea of Japan, and the Pacific Fleet’s anti-submarine ship “Admiral Tributes” had stopped the violation.
The ministry issued a statement said that the ministry said that the Russian ship “Admiral Tributes” had warned through international communications against the impermissibility of such actions, and the American ship was also notified that it was in an area closed to navigation due to “artillery fire” as part of the joint Russian-Chinese marine exercises that called “Naval Cooperation 2021” which will take place from 14 to 17 October.
The statement added that “after receiving the warning, the US destroyer “Chaffee”, instead of changing its route to leave the closed area, raised the colored flags indicating the readiness for a helicopter take-off from the surface.
This step taken by the US destroyer means that it was impossible to change course and speed, and took measures for violating the borders of the Russian Federation in the Gulf of Peter the Great.
It was confirmed that the ship “Admiral Tributes”, which operates within the framework of international navigation rules, took a course to remove the intruder from Russian territorial waters.
On the other hand, the Russian Ministry of Defense summoned the US military attaché due to the US destroyer “Chafee” attempt to violate the Russian maritime borders and indicated the unprofessional behavior of the destroyer’s crew.
The Defense Ministry said that on the evening of October 15, the General Directorate of International Military Cooperation in the Ministry of Defense summoned the US military attaché in Moscow, and discussed with him the last developments in the Sea of Japan.
The Russian Ministry was transferred to the US military attaché, Russia’s objection regarding the attempted violation that occurred on October 15, by the US destroyer “Shafee” to the borders of the Russian Federation in the Gulf of Peter the Great. In the Sea of Japan.