US Navy Sends First Ship Into Black Sea Since Kerch Strait Incident

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The US Navy has confirmed the dock-landing vessel USS Fort McHenry has entered the Black Sea at moment tensions with Russia remain high following the Kremlin’s seizure of three Ukrainian vessels in November in the Kerch Strait. This marks the first US vessel to enter the region since the Nov. 25th incident, which Russia said was an illegal and provocative violation of its territorial waters, and which as a result Ukraine has called on NATO powers, including the US and UK, to beef up its presence in the area to counter Russian aggression. 

The USS Fort McHenry, via Wikimedia Commons

Navy officials stated the Fort McHenry transited the Dardanelles Strait en route to the Black Sea on Sunday,

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