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Russia says U.S. naval destroyer tried to violate its territorial waters

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) steams during a show of force transit exercise while underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment in the Pacific Ocean on March 31, 2017. Courtesy Deanna C. Gonzales/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW, Oct 15 – Russia said one of its military vessels chased away a U.S. naval destroyer that attempted to violate Russian territorial waters during Russian-Chinese naval drills in the Sea of Japan on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported.

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There was no immediate comment from the U.S. side.

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The Russian defence ministry, quoted by Interfax, said the crew of a Russian ship, the Admiral Tributs, had radioed a warning to the USS Chafee that it was “in an area closed to navigation due to exercises with artillery fire.”

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Earlier, the ministry said Russia and China had held joint naval drills in the Sea of Japan and practised how to operate together and destroy floating enemy mines with artillery fire.

Relations between Russia and the United States are at post-Cold War lows, although President Vladimir Putin said this week he had established a solid relationship with his U.S. counterpart Joe Biden and saw potential for ties to improve.Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Mark Trevelyan Editing by Catherine Evans

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OCTOBER 15, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/russia-accuses-us-attempting-violate-territorial-waters-ifax-2021-10-15/

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