(NewsReady.com) – The United States Navy often carries out navigational missions across the world. Generally, the ships are left to conduct business and train in peace. Every once in a while, conflict arises, and that’s what reportedly happened with Russia recently.
On November 24, the Russian defense ministry claimed the USS John S. McCain crossed into Russian territory and entered into Peter the Great Gulf. The country’s military said it chased the US warship out of the area.
The US Navy released a statement explaining it was conducting a “freedom of navigation operation” in the waters. Officials went on to say the area the ship was in wasn’t Russian territory because the country created a boundary that’s “inconsistent with the rules of international law.” Additionally, they stated America refuses to recognize the waters as part of the former Soviet country.
The US Navy challenged what it calls Russia’s “excessive maritime claims” in the Sea of Japan Tuesday, sailing the USS John S McCain into Peter the Great Bay. @US7thFleet: “the United States will never bow in intimidation or be coerced into accepting illegitimate maritime claims”
— Ryan Browne (@rabrowne75) November 24, 2020
America has never backed down in the face of Russian intimidation and it doesn’t look like the Navy plans to start now.
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