On Tuesday, Russia warned the US against sending warships into the Black Sea amid escalating tensions with Ukraine that Washington seems keen to stoke.
The warning comes after Turkey confirmed last week that the US Navy is planning to sail two destroyers into the Black Sea, which are expected to enter the waters sometime this week. US warships routinely operate in the Black Sea, but sending destroyers to the region amid heightened tensions is clearly meant as a message to Moscow.
“There is absolutely nothing for American ships to be doing near our shores.” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. “We warn the United States that it will be better for them to stay far away from Crimea and our Black Sea coast. It will be for their own good.”
Ryabkov also referred to the US as an “adversary” of Russia. “The United States is our adversary and does everything it can to undermine Russia’s position on the world stage,” he said. While western media reports made a big deal about Ryabkov calling the US an “adversary,” this sort of language is common when discussing Moscow in Washington.
The US, NATO, and Ukraine are all looking to expand their presence in the Black Sea to confront Russia. In February, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced plans for two new bases in the region at NATO headquarters in Brussels. One base will be built on the Black Sea, and the other will be on the Sea of Azov, a waterway between Ukraine and Russia.
6 thoughts on “Russia Warns US Against Deploying Ships to the Black Sea”
US warships in the Black Sea will be in a death trap at the mercy of the Russians.
It’s good news, if America is sailing ships there, it means they don’t plan war. As if there was a war, they’d be sunk right away.
Seems that NÀTO looks to go to the belly of the beast and hope it will work to their favor. “What??? “Us worry?????” & HOPE they won’t get Sunburned.
USA behaving like an Ape again. Missile technology now exists these days and ships can sink.
Biden says all troops will be out of Afghanistan by 9/11. BFD.
He is poking the eyes of China, Russia, has black ops going in Africa, has said he will ask for $753 Billion for the Military Industrial Complex.
Same old sh*t, different President.
Of course, since the assassination of JFK, no President is going to f*ck with the MIC. None.
So, we the people will rage at each other, do stupid things because we do not have “representatives” who have the balls to do what is right for the country. That is why we wound up with Drumpf as President, and why we have nonsense going on.
Political parties do not mean jack to me. Corporate power is our Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court.
Naval base in the Sea of Azov means a direct confrontation with Russia, because they can leave that “lake” only by passing under the new Russian/Crimean bridge. Building new bases (Ports?) where do they get the money from? Ukraine is a bankrupt country.
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