U.S. Warships to 'Challenge' Russia in Both Eastern, Western Waters


However, Russia claims the entirety of Peter the Great Bay, extending well beyond 12 nautical miles from sections of the coast.

The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell traversed through part of Peter the Great Bay in what the U.S. refers to as a "freedom of navigation operation", according to the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet.

"We have the corresponding forces of our submarine fleet there".

He condemned the USS McCampbell's operation as a "useless and senseless" example of U.S. aggression.

Through a statement, the Navy said that the maneuver was a way "to challenge Russia's excessive maritime claims and uphold the rights, freedoms and lawful uses of the sea enjoyed by the United States and other nations", NBC News reported.

"Russia has conducted a self-sufficient policy of its own and it keeps conducting it". Despite all the bravado, the U.S. destroyer actually "never came closer than 100km" to the Russian territorial waters, the Defense Ministry's spokesperson, Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed through waters claimed by Russian Federation in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, challenging Moscow's ownership of the area for the first time since the end of the Cold War.

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A US warship entered the Sea of Japan in a direct challenge to Russian naval activity in the area, the USA military said Wednesday.

"We reserve the right to operate freely in accordance with worldwide laws and norms", he also said. "That is true in the Sea of Japan, as in other places around the globe".

Tensions between the two nations have reached boiling point after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announced the US would pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty in 60 days unless Russian Federation addresses what he called Moscow's "flagrant disregard" of its terms.

Russian Federation played down the incident, which a USA official told CNN took place Wednesday and was the first time the American navy had carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" in that area since the Soviet era in 1987.

The Kilo-class submarine, dubbed the "Black Hole" due to its ability to disappear suddenly, has been snapped leaving the major Black Sea port of Sevastopol.

CNN reported that the Pentagon had asked the State Department to inform Turkey that it planned to send a warship to the Black Sea.