The US Navy destroyer “John McCain”, which entered the territorial waters of Russia, was not “expelled” from the territory of any country. This was reported on Tuesday, November 24, on the website of the US 7th Fleet.
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“The statement of the Russian Federation does not correspond to reality. The ship “John McCain” was not “expelled” from any national territory, “it was reported.
The report also emphasizes that the destroyer conducted an operation in the gulf to ensure freedom of navigation, and that the United States does not agree with Russia’s claims that Peter the Great Gulf is a “historical bay” in accordance with international law.
Earlier on Tuesday, it was reported that the large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Vinogradov” stopped the violation of the Russian state border by the destroyer “John McCain” in the Peter the Great Gulf. It was clarified that the destroyer went 2 km beyond the border line.
The Russian military warned the Americans that they were ready for a ramming maneuver to force the intruder out of the territorial waters. After that, the US Navy destroyer went into neutral waters.