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U.S. Navy Destroyer Will Stay In Black Sea Despite Russian Warning

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The United States is to maintain a maritime presence in the Black Sea to enhance security and deter Russian aggression, according to the U.S. Navy Secretary.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter entered the Black Sea this month despite warnings by Russia that it would undermine regional security.

Time reports:

Speaking to Reuters, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says it is the U.S. Navy’s role to deter aggression and keep sea lanes open in the Black Sea basin, which bounded by Russia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and Turkey.

“We’re going to be there,” Mabus told Reuters of the Black Sea. “We’re going to deter. That’s the main reason we’re there — to deter potential aggression.”

Romania and Turkey are going to push for for a bigger NATO presence in the Black Sea in response to increased Russian aggression in the region. They are expected to propose the joint initiative in a NATO summit in July.

Russia has its own Black Sea fleet in Sevastopol and says it poses no threat to the security alliance.black sea

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  • Mike Walsh

    Where there is no wood… the fire goes out.. Russia should leave its ships in port.. let the Yanks sail around in circles “defending against aggression” and beat their chests in defiance.. Russias answer should be.. ” Yawn…”

  • Mira

    the US and NATO are fishing for a war with Russia, and then we will have WW3. The US is the aggressor not Russia.

    • http://jamessssmith.com/2015/04/04/john-woodman-an-epilogue/ James Smith

      Correction; both political communist U.N. groups of aggressors are in fact De facto Rothschild paid war criminals in a mutual world war three culling… it’s an easy prove at; the one stop shop for the truth… https://jamessssmith.com/2015/04/04/john-woodman-an-epilogue/

  • http://jamessssmith.com/2015/04/04/john-woodman-an-epilogue/ James Smith

    Correction; both political communist U.N. groups of aggressors are in
    fact De facto Rothschild paid war criminals, it’s a mutual world war
    three culling… an easy prove at; the one stop shop for the truth.

    Their military’s are ordered to commit war crimes against each other but the
    brass exempt themselves from doing any of the dying… https://jamessssmith.com/2015/04/04/john-woodman-an-epilogue/ In the end game both armies and their populations end up dead.