At that time, the number of provocations from the side of NATO and the USA increased sharply. So, 13 March 1986, the American cruiser "Yorktown" and the destroyer "Caron" entered the territorial waters of the USSR in the southern part of the Crimea. At the same time, warships came with radars on, performing reconnaissance missions.
After this incident, the leadership of the country thought about developing a plan to counter such provocations of the Americans.
Two years later, in February 1988, the same ships from the 6th fleet The United States entered the Black Sea and lay on course towards the borders of the Soviet state.