Putin challenged: United States missile destroyer sailed near Vladivostok

Department of Defense

Russian Federation annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.

American missile destroyer USS McCampbell sailed on Wednesday, December 5, in the disputed waters of the sea of Japan in the vicinity of the Peter the Great Bay in the South of Primorsky territory of Russian Federation where Vladivostok.

"We conduct routine and regular freedom of navigation operations, as we have done in the past and will continue to do in the future", McMarr said.

The official told CNN that this was the first time the USA has conducted a freedom of navigation operation in that area since 1987, when the Soviet Union was the government making those claims. "These operations demonstrate the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever worldwide law allows. That is true in the Sea of Japan, as in other places around the globe", McMarr said. The presence of a USA destroyer in the area is comparable to a Russian sail-by of San Diego, California or Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The move is part of what the Navy calls "freedom of navigation operation", which challenges nations that claim sovereignty over waters beyond the 12 nautical miles allowed by worldwide maritime law.

A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry said Russian Federation "scrupulously abides by the provisions of the treaty, and the USA side knows this".

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That is not all, however.

US media say the US Navy is also planning a similar operation in the Black Sea, where Crimea is located.

This week, the Kremlin's defense ministry reportedly acknowledged that Russian Federation is holding naval war exercises and surface-to-air missile drills in the Black Sea region. Under the 1936 Montreux Convention Regarding the Regime of the Straits, governments must secure permission from Turkey 15 days before seeking to enter the Bosporus Straits, the only route into the Black Sea from the Mediterranean Sea. The US last had a ship in the area back in October.

The U.S. Navy is also preparing to send a warship into the Black Sea for the first time in a month to shore up support to Ukraine after Russian forces seized three Ukrainian vessels and 24 sailors aboard on November 25.

According to a statement by a U.S. Navy official, the FONOP is the first of its kind in the area since 1987. The last time the U.S. Navy sailed in the area was 1987, the same year the U.S. signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russian Federation.

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