Missile destroyer of naval forces of the USA URO DDG 71 Ross " on may 23 will go to the Black sea, said on the last working day of the week in the press service of the 6th fleet of the U.S. Navy.
"URO DDG 71 Ross" on may 23, 2015 will go into the Black sea to maintain peace and stability in the region. The presence of "Ross" in the Black sea would reaffirm the United States ' interest in strengthening cooperation and operational coordination with partners in the black sea region under the auspices of NATO ", - is informed in the report.
according to information from open sources, "Ross" equipped combat information and control system Aegis, launchers, capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles, anti-aircraft missiles RIM-156 SM-2 or anti-submarine missile, RUM-139 VL-Asroc, and various machine-gun and cannon armament. The ship can take on Board one rotorcraft Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk.
After the aggravation of the situation in Ukraine, the NATO command decided on the intensification of Maritime activities in the vicinity of the coast of Russia. The activity of the courts of the Commonwealth in all coastal seas of Russia, for example in the Black and Baltic seas, has increased several times.
in March this year, the Black sea became a detachment of six ships of the Commonwealth, which held a number of General exercises and artillery firing exercises with naval forces of Turkey and Romania.
According to the Montreux Convention on the status of the Straits, warships of countries that do not have access to the Black sea, have the opportunity to be in his area is not more than 21 days, and imposed significant limits on the class and tonnage of the vessel.
The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov had previously stated that the stay of the U.S. ships in the Black sea has often exceeded by the Convention terms.