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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Russia recently announced that it was closing off portions of the Black Sea off the Crimean Peninsula and near the Kerch Strait to foreign warships and other state vessels from April 24 to Oct. 31.



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US Coast Guard Vessel Heads to Black Sea Amid Rising Tensions with Russia

...The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hamilton is en route to the Black Sea to train alongside NATO allies and partners in the region amid heightened tensions between Russia and the West over its buildup of forces along Ukraine's border.

The U.S. Navy's 6th Fleet announced Tuesday that the vessel is headed to the Black Sea, after operating alongside the guided-missile destroyer Roosevelt in the Aegean Sea this week. Photos posted on social media showed the cutter transiting through Turkey's Bosphorus strait.

The news comes the same day that Russia began its naval combat exercise, moving its Moskva cruiser into the region for live-fire drills, Reuters reported....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-05-04 09:56 AM | Reply

"The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hamilton"

Maybe "corvette" is the better word? A cutter is a Coast Guard vessel that carries an official government presence.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2021-05-04 11:24 AM | Reply

The Coast Guard always seems to be guarding other countries' coasts.

#3 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2021-05-04 06:54 PM | Reply

Exactly how is this "illegal"?

Since apparently there's no such thing as "international law".

#4 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-05-05 08:24 PM | Reply

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