Amid tensions between Ukraine and Russia, a U.S. warship crossed the Turkish Strait into the Black Sea on Friday, Turkish state agency Anatolia said.
The destructive USS Lapoon headed for the Strait of Tartanelles and then the Phosphorus Strait, the Anadolu said. Crossing the Phosphorus, the US warship with the Turkish Coast Guard team lasted nearly two hours at the time, and the company released photos and video of the destroyer during the voyage.
In full tension between Ukraine and Russia, the United States abandoned in mid-April to send two warships to the Black Sea via Turkish waters, which was then confirmed by authorities and the Turkish media.
The 1936 Montreux Convention, which governs traffic in Turkish waters, commands non-Black Sea countries to announce their ships 15 days in advance. Amid growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the announcement of the final cancellation came in April, and the decision to send warships was welcomed as a sign of Washington’s support for Kiev.
The maneuver, announced by the Turks, was canceled the day after a telephone conversation between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. During this interview, Joe Biden proposed to Putin to meet in a third country and to the Russian President. “Low tensions“In Ukraine, according to the White House.
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The two leaders are scheduled to meet in Geneva on Wednesday. U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan announced Monday that he had called Joe Biden His Ukrainian opponent was Volodymyr Zhelensky At the White House this summer.
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