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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:06 PM

US warship challenges Russia claims in Sea of Japan

The US Navy sailed the guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell near contested waters in the Sea of Japan Wednesday, an action that is bound to irk Russia.

The USS "McCampbell sailed in the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay 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," US Navy Lt. Rachel McMarr, a spokesperson for the US Pacific Fleet, told CNN in a statement.

The US warship conducted what the Navy refers to as a "Freedom of Navigation Operation."

A US Navy official told CNN that the US does not recognize Russia's claims on the waters, saying that Moscow lays claim to areas that far exceed the 12 miles from the Russian coastline that is guaranteed by international law.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-warship-challenges-russia-claims-in-sea-of-japan/ar-BBQxvvq?li=BBnbcA1

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 10:14 PM

1. Now go to the black sea.

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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 12:32 AM

2. And the Sea of Azov

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