Ships of the US Navy are frequenting the Black Sea coast of Russia, another American destroyer went to the Black Sea. As reported by the command of the Sixth fleet on its official Twitter page, the URO destroyer Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) began to move towards the Turkish straits.
The ships of the Black Sea Fleet did not have time to conduct the command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), the destroyer URO USS Porter (DDG 78), and the support tanker USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189), when it’s time to meet a new "guest" - the destroyer of the controlled missile weapons (URO) Arleigh Burke (DDG-51).
As stated in the message of the Sixth Fleet, the ship is sent to "conduct operations with allies and NATO partners in the region." The wording is one-to-one, as when other US and NATO ships are in the Black Sea, and not only in the Black Sea. Any actions of American and NATO ships may be hidden behind this statement.
The Russian Ministry of Defense has not yet reacted in any way to the sending of another American ship to the Black Sea, but this is official. The Black Sea Fleet is already ready for a meeting and traditionally organizes constant monitoring of the American ship with the available forces and means. While it is not known exactly where the destroyer will go after passing the straits, there is also no information about the possible dispatch of other ships of the Sixth Fleet or NATO countries to the Black Sea.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense did not rule out that the United States and NATO partners are preparing a provocation in the Black Sea, in which Ukraine will play the main role. Moscow declared its full readiness for such a situation and warned the United States about the consequences of such actions.