MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s forces and equipment are tracking actions of destroyer USS Porters that recently entered the Black Sea, the Russian National Defense Management Center told reporters Thursday.
"Forces and equipment of the Black Sea Fleet have started tracking actions of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter that sailed into the Black Sea at 19:00 on January 28, 2021," the agency reported.
On January 23, the National Defense Management Center informed that the Black Sea Fleet was following actions of destroyer USS Donald Cook that also entered the Black Sea waters. Simultaneusly, Bastion Russian mobile coastal defense missile system moved to one of Crimea’s position district as part of drills.
US ships sail into the Black Sea periodically. The Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly noted that presence of ships in the Black Sea that belong to states outside of the region does not boost stability there. The US insists that it acts in the framework of the Montreux Convention that regulates transit of naval warships over the Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits.