The U.S. Navy is once again accused the Russian ship “Yaroslav the Wise” in “unsafe” maneuvers in the Mediterranean sea
In the United States claim that the Russian battle ship “Yaroslav the Wise”, which is June 17, according to Washington, spent “unsafe and unprofessional maneuvers” in close proximity of the USS Gravely in the Mediterranean sea, was involved in a new incident.
According to the publication Defense News , citing a report of the U.S. Navy, the Russian patrol ship “Yaroslav the Wise” on Thursday, June 30, closer to the missile cruiser San Jacinto, a part of the group escorting the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower. The actions of the Russian ship, the us military called “abnormal, unsafe and unprofessional”.
According to the report, “Yaroslav the Wise” approached the San Jacinto in the distance 150 yards (about 137 meters). In this case, said in the U.S. Navy, on the deck there were ten people, the guns on Board the frigate was uncovered, but not managed. What are the guns in question are not specified.
After a rendezvous with the American missile cruiser “Yaroslav the Wise” arose in his Wake at a distance of 2.7 kilometers and gave the signal with the requirement “not to cross his course, which was regarded by the Americans as inconsistent with the international rules of the sea.
At the same time, the report notes that further actions of the Russian ship was “normal, safe and professional.” The document also States that, overall, his “strange maneuvers” did not pose a threat to San Jacinto. American sailors did not indicate at what distance from Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the moment, “Yaroslav the Wise”, notes TASS. The US Navy aircraft carrier involved in operations against the terrorist group Islamic state (DAISH, banned in Russia).
Earlier the U.S. military said that the Russian ship of “the intrepid” on June 17 was held 300 metres from the USS Gravely and at a distance of about nine kilometers from the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman in the Eastern Mediterranean sea.
The representative of the European command of the US forces Danny Hernandez called the maneuvers “Yaroslav the Wise “unsafe and unprofessional”. According to Hernandez, the Russian ship raised on the mast, the signal flag, which indicates that the ship is limited. However, this was not so as the ship maneuvered closer to the destroyer Gravely. As noted by the representative of the Pentagon, when Gravely changed course and speed, “Yaroslav the Wise” did the same, and this means that there are no restrictions in the ability to maneuver it was and he deliberately gave a false alarm. According to the Pentagon, the Russian ship was trying to interfere with the operations of the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman.
In turn, the defense Ministry confirmed reports about dangerous rapprochement of the US destroyer Gravely with the Russian ship, however, laid the blame on the Americans. The Ministry said that the American ship approached the Russian patrol ship “Yaroslav the Wise” for a distance of 60-70 meters on the left side and crossed the course of its movement at a dangerous distance of 180 meters. In the military believe that there is gross violation of Americans as international rules and the Russian-American agreement of 1972 On the prevention of incidents at sea and airspace above it”.
On the eve of the defense Ministry explained that the patrol ship “Yaroslav the Wise” did everything to avoid the collision. “In this situation, the crew of the patrol ship “Yaroslav the Wise”, in response to the dangerous actions of the American destroyer, has taken all necessary measures to avoid the collision,” – said the defense Ministry.