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WASHINGTON, January 21, 6:03 /ITAR-TASS/. USA will deploy two naval ships in the Black Sea for the period of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi so as to be able to evacuate participants and guests of the Games in case of emergency, Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon’s official spokesman told Itar-Tass.
He commented on reports in the U.S. media that the Administration was planning to position ships in the Black Sea and aircraft in Germany for the cases where evacuation of the Americans from Sochi was needed. According to a CNN report, the jets would be able to reach the airport of Adler, a district of Sochi, within two hours but the U.S. would need to solicit Russia’s permission for an operation of this kind.
Adm. Kirby said the U.S. had offered its full support to the Russian government in the process of preparations for the Sochi Games in what concerned the matters of security. Commanders of U.S. forces in the region were getting ready for action if such support was really needed, he said.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said earlier the U.S. was ready to assist Russia in the maintenance of security during the Sochi Games if the Russian government filed a request for it.