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Fri Jun 7, 2019, 06:18 AM

Russia says U.S. warship nearly caused collision in East China Sea: news agencies [View all]

Source: Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Pacific Fleet on Friday accused a U.S. warship of nearly causing a collision with a Russian military vessel in the East China Sea due to what it called dangerous maneuvering, Russian news agencies reported.

The Russian Navy was cited as saying that the USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruise, had come within just 50 meters of the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov which had been forced to take emergency action to avoid a collision.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-navy-incident/russia-says-u-s-warship-nearly-caused-collision-in-east-china-sea-news-agencies-idUSKCN1T80LR



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TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said on Friday a Russian destroyer almost collided with one of its guided missile cruisers in the Philippine Sea in an incident it denounced as “unsafe and unprofessional”.

“While operating in the Philippine Sea, a Russian Destroyer Udaloy I DD 572 made an unsafe maneuver against USS Chancellorsville,” U.S. Seventh Fleet spokesman Commander Clayton Doss said.

He described a Russian assertion that the U.S. ship had acted dangerously as “propaganda”. The Russian destroyer came to within 50 to 100 feet (15 to 30 meters) of the Chancellorsville, he said.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-navy-incident-fleet/u-s-navy-says-russian-destroyer-almost-collided-with-cruiser-idUSKCN1T8116

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