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Russian warship stops US destroyer from violating Russia’s border

ITAR-TASS 109: KALININGRAD, RUSSIA. JUNE 19, 2009. The Yaroslav Mudry escort vessel was built at the Yantar Baltic Shipbuilding plant. (Photo ITAR-TASS). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MOSCOW, Nov 24, 2020, TASS. Russia’s Admiral Vinogradov anti-submarine destroyer stopped the United States’ USS John S. McCain from violating the Russian border in the Peter the Great Gulf, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, TASS reported.

According to the ministry, at 06:17 Moscow time (03:17 GMT) on Tuesday, the USS John S. McCain, which entered the Sea of Japan several days ago, violated Russia’s territorial waters in the Peter the Great Gulf, “passing the maritime border by two kilometers.”

“The Pacific Fleet’s Admiral Vinogradov anti-submarine destroyer used an international communication channel to warn the foreign vessel that such actions were unacceptable and the violator could be driven out of the country’s territorial waters in a ramming maneuver. After the warming was issued and the Admiral Vinogradov changed its course, the USS John S. McCain destroyer returned to international waters,” the statement said.

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