WASHINGTON, January 28. /TASS/. The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer Donald Cook has left the Black Sea and is heading for the Mediterranean through the Bosphorus Strait, the US 6th Fleet’s press office reported on Monday.
"The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) began its south-bound transit of the Bosphorus Strait, en route to the Mediterranean Sea Jan. 28, 2019, after conducting maritime security operations and enhancing regional maritime stability, combined readiness and naval capability with our NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea," the press office reported.
On January 19, Russia’s Black Sea Fleet started monitoring movements of the US guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook, which had entered the Black Sea. The Black Sea Fleet’s guard ship Pytlivy tracked the US vessel’s movements.