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What is he looking for in a distant land: the American destroyer visited Batumi for the third time

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What is he looking for in a distant land: the American destroyer visited Batumi for the third time

The US destroyer URO Porter (USS Porter DDG-78) arrived in the Georgian port of Batumi, the US Embassy in Georgia reported.


The American ship arrived was gladly greeted at the port, because this visit to Batumi was not the first for Porter, before that he had already visited here twice, and the last one was in October last year. Then the Georgian authorities said that the US destroyer arrived in Batumi to "emphasize US-Georgian cooperation in the maritime sphere."

What led the US Navy destroyer this time to the Georgian coast? The US Embassy responded clearly: the ship arrived in Batumi "to conduct maritime security operations and strengthen regional stability, joint preparedness and naval capabilities with our NATO allies and partners in the region." Well, refueling would not hurt, both fuel and food.


The US Embassy did not say anything new. All calls of American ships and NATO ships to the Black Sea are covered by "high" targets, to show the US Navy's commitment to: free shipping, ensuring security in the Black Sea, strengthening regional stability, interacting with partners, etc. etc. In fact, the main task of all these ships is to continuously monitor the Russian Black Sea fleet.

American ships take turns visiting their partners, i.e. Ukraine and Georgia, where they are greeted with great fanfare, and then in the local media (especially “pleases” Ukraine) articles appear threatening the “aggressive” Russia, which now “will know its place.” The arrival of any ship is considered to be the great help of the "allies from the USA", even if the purpose of the visit was simply to refuel.

How long the destroyer Porter will stay in the Georgian port is not specified. Apparently, having fulfilled the program laid down during such visits, he will go on to “ensure free navigation” or whatever they have according to the program in the Black Sea. Well, at least there is the Montreux Convention, which sets the limit for staying in this region ships of non-Black Sea states at 21 days. True, the Porter’s track does not have time to cool before another “security guard” from the USA or NATO enters the Black Sea.

Well, now a little about the ship itself: USS Porter (DDG-78) - destroyer URO type "Arly Burke". Assigned to the 2nd squadron of the US Atlantic Fleet. It is currently deployed on an ongoing basis at the Spanish military base in Rota. Together with the Aegis missile defense ground bases in Poland and Romania, it is an integral part of the program for building a European phased adaptive missile defense system. The main armament is 2 Aegis launchers for 29 (bow) and 61 (aft) cells. Can carry the Tomahawk missile launcher Tomahawk, SAM RIM-66 SM-2 Standard-2, PLUR RUM-139 ASROC.
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  1. Tusv
    Tusv 24 June 2020 09: 53 New
    +2
    I liked Chacha, not otherwise. Well, our coastal complexes annoy to train
    1. Gaubvaxta
      Gaubvaxta 24 June 2020 10: 05 New
      +2
      Quote: Tusv
      I liked Chacha, not otherwise. Well, our coastal complexes annoy to train

      Well shish kebab with songs ..)))) Look how they swear Putin ..)))
      Oh Georgians ..
      1. businessv
        businessv 24 June 2020 11: 45 New
        +4
        Quote: Gaubvaxta
        Look how they swear Putin ..))) Oh Georgians ..
        And in order not to swear, in 2008 it was necessary not to stop at Tbilisi, but to enter Tbilisi, change the power for Georgian patriots, and bring the puppet of stripes stsukoshvili to court, but determine the bunk for an attack on Russian peacekeepers, which would then be a 14-year-old would not happen!
        1. dvina71
          dvina71 24 June 2020 14: 03 New
          +2
          Quote: businessv
          change power to Georgian patriots

          and put a few million ballast on your neck .. thanks, it’s enough for yourself ..
          1. businessv
            businessv 24 June 2020 14: 23 New
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            Quote: dvina71
            and put a few million ballast on your neck ..
            And what, Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Tajiks and others, are sitting on your neck? The countries surrounding our country and bordering it are not ballast, but a security territory, which depends on our attitude to them!
            1. dvina71
              dvina71 24 June 2020 14: 59 New
              0
              Quote: businessv
              Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Tajiks and others are sitting on your neck

              Uh ... when did they shoot our peacekeepers?
              And two .. Kazakhs, Tajiks, Uzbeks. Kyrgyz .. do not shy away from rough work .. I often come across them .. But the Armenians are already lower than the storekeeper .. not a .., Georgians only from the deputy director .., let them and they’re derelict .., there are enough of their lobsters ..
              1. businessv
                businessv 24 June 2020 15: 29 New
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                Quote: dvina71
                And two .. Kazakhs, Tajiks, Uzbeks. Kyrgyz .. do not shy away from rough work.
                I tell you about Thomas, you tell me about Yeryoma ....
                1. dvina71
                  dvina71 24 June 2020 16: 49 New
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                  Quote: businessv
                  I tell you about Thomas, you tell me about Yeryoma ....

                  it would be better about geography .. Georgia is beyond the Caucasus .. Therefore, it can only be a buffer at this mountain range .. The Russian Federation has got access to this ridge .. South Ossetia and Abkhazia .. this is enough, the rest of the ridge is just a burden for the Russian Federation .. Let Turkey deal with them .. or the Persians ... sorry they didn’t let them finish off in due time ..
                  1. businessv
                    businessv 24 June 2020 18: 27 New
                    +1
                    Quote: dvina71
                    it would be better about geography .. Georgia is beyond the Caucasus .. Therefore, it can be a buffer only at this mountain range ..
                    Are you sure this is so? Georgia is between us and Turkey, a member of NATO. Now NATO already borders with us in the territories of Georgia and Ukraine. If you consider Abkhazia (245 inhabitants) and South Ossetia (246 inhabitants) a serious buffer ....
                    1. dvina71
                      dvina71 24 June 2020 18: 42 New
                      -1
                      Quote: businessv
                      If you consider Abkhazia (245 inhabitants) and South Ossetia (246 inhabitants) as a serious buffer.

                      All the same, with geography you ... it’s difficult .. somehow ..
                      1. businessv
                        businessv 24 June 2020 20: 00 New
                        0
                        Quote: dvina71
                        All the same, with geography you ... it’s difficult .. somehow ..
                        Are you serious?! Open your eyes, take a card and turn on the brain!
                      2. dvina71
                        dvina71 24 June 2020 21: 31 New
                        0
                        Quote: businessv
                        Are you serious?! Open your eyes, take a card and turn on the brain!

                        Thank you for your instruction ... however, on what basis?
                        Second ... your card is not correct ... right here

                        Here is the correct ..
                      3. businessv
                        businessv 24 June 2020 21: 34 New
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                        Quote: dvina71
                        Here is the correct ..

                        It's ridiculous! If you think that natural barriers are considered protection, doubly funny! smile
                      4. dvina71
                        dvina71 24 June 2020 21: 38 New
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                        Quote: businessv
                        It's funny!

                        Are we talking about a buffer? What is the point of feeding a buffer behind a mountain range? ..
  2. Gaubvaxta
    Gaubvaxta 24 June 2020 14: 19 New
    +2
    Quote: businessv
    And in order not to swear, in 2008 it was necessary not to stop at Tbilisi, but to enter Tbilisi, to change the power to Georgian patriots,

    I’m generally surprised how “our iPhone-president” decided to do it .. I got a pinch ... a bail Our peacekeepers were almost shot out of tanks from tanks .. But he kept wondering how to offend the west .. etc. .. (Putin was at the Olympics in China) ..Here he is “liberalism” in power .. How many guys died there .. Eternal memory to them, stood to death!

    This guy, by the way, is alive and doesn’t really brag about it ..! hi
  • Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 24 June 2020 12: 24 New
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    Quote: Gaubvaxta
    Well kebab with songs ..

    Shish kebab and songs under "Porter" is a bad manners. Especially in the country of Khvanchkara, Saperavi and Kindzmarauli.
    1. Obliterator
      Obliterator 24 June 2020 13: 26 New
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      Quote: Polite Moose
      Shish kebab and songs under "Porter" is a bad manners. Especially in the country of Khvanchkara, Saperavi and Kindzmarauli.

      With "Porter" dark chocolate or smoked meats is better. And in Georgia, this noble drink is clearly of little interest to anyone.
  • lucul
    lucul 24 June 2020 11: 09 New
    +3
    I liked Chacha, not otherwise. Well, our coastal complexes to train

    Maybe he brought COVID 20 to his military biological laboratories located in Georgia?
    1. Gaubvaxta
      Gaubvaxta 24 June 2020 14: 26 New
      -2
      Quote: lucul
      I liked Chacha, not otherwise. Well, our coastal complexes to train

      Maybe he brought COVID 20 to his military biological laboratories located in Georgia?

      And there the outbreak was in Georgia about three years ago .. But somehow it all calmed down ..
  • Poetry
    Poetry 24 June 2020 09: 55 New
    +2
    Big brother sailed for churchkhela.
    1. KCA
      KCA 24 June 2020 10: 27 New
      +3
      They hardly bite Churchkhel, showed Batum - EVERYTHING belongs to the Turks, even the names of shops, catering and other things in Turkish
      1. Poetry
        Poetry 24 June 2020 10: 30 New
        0
        I apologize. Turkish Delight.
  • sabakina
    sabakina 24 June 2020 09: 58 New
    +2
    True, the Porter’s track does not have time to cool before another “security guard” from the USA or NATO enters the Black Sea.
    And I even know who it will be. It will be the destroyer ROSS. Apparently, in the case of a sheher, the United States decided on its victims.
    1. Gaubvaxta
      Gaubvaxta 24 June 2020 14: 28 New
      -1
      Quote: sabakina
      True, the Porter’s track does not have time to cool before another “security guard” from the USA or NATO enters the Black Sea.
      And I even know who it will be. It will be the destroyer ROSS. Apparently, in the case of a sheher, the United States decided on its victims.

      The United States has long decided who will fall first for the "crap" .. And we in Russia are also not against ... Where to go! The punishers of them will be even more bloodthirsty than they were under the Nazis ....
  • Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 24 June 2020 09: 59 New
    +2
    And where is the photo of joyful Ajarian ???
  • Russ
    Russ 24 June 2020 09: 59 New
    +2
    Arriving American ship was welcomed in port

    and caps were thrown into the air ...
  • mark1
    mark1 24 June 2020 10: 06 New
    +2
    What he seeks in the land far

    Adventures poop, God willing will find.
  • Doccor18
    Doccor18 24 June 2020 10: 23 New
    +1
    Beautiful silhouette at the ship. It is a pity that not our destroyer visits the waters of Georgia.
  • cheburator
    cheburator 24 June 2020 12: 10 New
    +2
    But are all the mines of the Great Patriotic War in the Black Sea aligned? ..
    We are Russians, God is with us!
  • Poetry
    Poetry 24 June 2020 12: 23 New
    +1
    The Georgians fled, the frightened face turned white.
    Georgians took their feet according to the schedule of the record.
    "Georgian runner for runners is a living example" -
    Said Major Belov, looking at the stopwatch.
    1. Poetry
      Poetry 24 June 2020 12: 36 New
      0
      It’s a pity that these races have not been carried out for a long time,
      The latter was in 2008, Tskhinval-Tbilisi.
  • Poetry
    Poetry 24 June 2020 14: 15 New
    0
    Today is the big day
    Uncle Joe came to visit.
  • Old26
    Old26 24 June 2020 14: 16 New
    0
    How long the destroyer Porter will stay in the Georgian port is not specified.

    The resource http://blackseavisits.ru claims to be 3 days old. June 23-25
  • vladcub
    vladcub 24 June 2020 14: 43 New
    0
    Quote: Gaubvaxta
    Quote: Tusv
    I liked Chacha, not otherwise. Well, our coastal complexes annoy to train

    Well shish kebab with songs ..)))) Look how they swear Putin ..)))
    Oh Georgians ..

    VV is also the mother of the site, but the American destroyers are not coming to us. So that remains hours. Unless they have forgotten how to do what they used to be
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  • Africaner79
    Africaner79 24 June 2020 15: 28 New
    0
    comments match the news :)
  • 1536
    1536 24 June 2020 21: 55 New
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    Quote: dvina71
    Quote: businessv
    change power to Georgian patriots

    and put a few million ballast on your neck .. thanks, it’s enough for yourself ..

    In my opinion, the wrong remark about the "ballast". Now they still hang around here. Who covens, who engages, let's say, in activities that are not in accordance with the law, etc. But in any case, they do not obey Russian laws, they live like citizens of a foreign state, ready at any moment to accuse anyone of harassment or to escape to their homes from responsibility. Therefore, in 1922, the USSR was created so that these peoples were under unified legislation and jurisdiction. Otherwise, it turns out that we are observing today: American biolaboratory, border conflicts, criminal activity, the destruction of Russian culture, the Russian language, but everything is American in honor. Why? Yes, for a simple reason: Americans do not hesitate to beat with a forged berets to the appropriate place when they do not like something.
  • Kestrel
    Kestrel 25 June 2020 20: 06 New
    +6
    Running into, at least, a military conflict, either with the Russian Federation or with China, the Yankees are looking for death and at such a pace they will find it