(Washington) Two Russian and US warships approached the scene off the coast of Japan on Friday, when Russia accused the U.S. navy of being too close to its maritime border, Washington has denied.
U.S. Destroyer at 5 p.m. (4 p.m.) USS SafiThe Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that Japan had been trying to “cross the border by accessing regional waters of the Russian Federation” which had been operating in the sea for several days.
“The ship against the submarine Admiral Tributes, Issued a warning to the foreign ship about these unacceptable acts in the area, ”the statement from Moscow added.
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The Russian navy has declared the U.S. ship “in an area closed to infiltration due to artillery fire as part of the Russian-Chinese joint sea 2021 maneuvers.”
The U.S. Navy responded that this was a “lie.”
L ‘USS Safi In a statement, the U.S. Navy called the relationship between the two ships “safe and professional.”
Washington acknowledged that Russia had informed US sailors about the maneuvers in the area, but insisted that it was planned “in the afternoon.”
L ‘USS Safi The U.S. Navy added that it “respects international law and customs” and will continue to fly, guide and operate wherever international law allows.
Events with the Russian Navy are rare in the Pacific. The region is dominated by China, which takes a dim view of the regular patrols carried out by the United States and its allies in the region’s international waters.
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