The Russian Defense Ministry announced that a Russian anti-submarine ship repelled an American destroyer that tried to infiltrate Russian territorial waters, during a joint Russian-Chinese naval exercise.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the US destroyer “Chaffee” tried to violate the Russian territorial waters in the Sea of Japan, and that the anti-submarine ship of the Pacific Fleet “Admiral Tributes” had stopped this violation, according to what the ministry announced in a statement issued by it.
And the ministry added in its statement that the Russian ship “warned through international communications against the impermissibility of such behavior, 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 exercises,” which are naval military exercises taking place in the period from 14 to 17 October.
The statement explained that “after receiving the warning, the American destroyer raised colored flags indicating the readiness for a helicopter take-off from the surface, instead of changing its course to leave the closed area, which means that it was impossible to change course and speed, and took measures to violate the borders of the state of Russia.” Federation in the Gulf of Peter the Great.
The statement confirmed that the Russian ship “Admiral Tributes”, which operates within the framework of international navigation rules, took a path to remove the infiltrating American ship from Russian territorial waters.
This is not the first time such incidents have occurred. In late November of last year, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the anti-submarine ship “Admiral Vinogradov” had prevented the US destroyer “John McCain” from violating Russia’s borders.