American landing ship “Fort McHenry” (USS Fort McHenry) is in the Black sea legally. This was stated by the official representative of the U.S. Sixth fleet Kyle Raines in an interview with Navy Times.
The Commodore said that the ship went to the Romanian port of Constanta within the framework of the ordinary activities of the joint Navy of the two countries, and the United States will continue to work in the Black sea.
He pointed out that these maneuvers do not violate the norms of international law and the Montreux Convention (an international agreement on the rules of the Straits of Bosporus and Dardanelles, establishing the sovereignty of Turkey over them — approx. “Of the tape.ru”).
On the question, will you join the “Fort McHenry” for other ships of the U.S. Navy, Raines stated that “they perform the operation for security in the Mediterranean”.
That landing ship of the United States went to the Black sea it became known on 6 January. The commander of the Sixth fleet, Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti said that these measures demonstrate the collective resolve of the US and its NATO allies in the region to ensure security in the area. The defense Ministry said that the actions of “Fort McHenry” in control of the patrol ship of the black sea fleet “Inquisitive”.
20 December it was reported that the U.S. Senate consider a bill to conduct an international operation against Russia in the Black sea. The occasion was the incident in the Kerch Strait, when three Ukrainian warships violated territorial waters of the Crimea and began a dangerous maneuver, the result of which was detained by Russian border guards together with the crew.
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