American warships in the Barents Sea for the first time in more than 3 decades
09:59 - 05/05/2020
For the first time since the mid-eighties of the last century, 4 American warships sailed in the Barents Sea near the Russian territorial waters.
The US Navy said in a statement that three destroyers are "USS." Donald Cook and USS Porter and USS Roosevelt, in addition to the USS Supply vessel, entered the Barents Sea Monday accompanied by the British frigate HMS. I was".
The statement pointed out that the aim of this mission is to "emphasize freedom of navigation and show the perfect integration between the allies", stressing that "no American ship" has ever sailed in the Barents Sea since the mid-1980s.
The US Navy pointed out in its statement that the Russian Ministry of Defense was notified of this trip on the first of May "to avoid any misunderstanding and to reduce the risks and prevent any accidental escalation."
During an online conference organized by the Brookings Research Center on Monday, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced that while the epidemic caused by the emerging Corona Virus limits the movements of the US military, US opponents are still a threat. Ended / 25