The ship’s commander, Brian Gallo, declared his commitment to creating “lasting ties in the Black Sea region that are critical to our peace and stability.”
The American destroyer Ross, equipped with guided missiles, entered the Black Sea on February 16. This is stated in the TASS received on Saturday the statement of the press service of the 6th US Navy fleet.
The press service said that the ship went to the waters of the Black Sea “to carry out operations to ensure security at sea, to enhance regional stability, and to strengthen the compatibility of the fleets of NATO allies and partners.”
“We are committed to building strong ties in the Black Sea region, which are critical to our peace and stability. Our presence here strengthens confidence and convinces allies of our commitment to security in the region, “the words of the destroyer commander Brian Gallo are quoted in the document.
Ross is a destroyer of the Arleigh Burke type, it is equipped with the Aegis missile defense system. The main attack weapon of the destroyer is the cruise missiles Tomahawk.
According to the provisions of the Montreux Convention of 1936, warships of non-Black Sea countries in peacetime may stay in the Black Sea for no longer than 21 days.
Source: Maritime News of Russia