U.S. Cancels Deployment of Warships to the Black Sea

Antiwar.com, 4/14/21

The US has canceled a planned deployment of two US Navy destroyers to the Black Sea, Turkish officials and media reports said on Wednesday.

The US frequently sends warships into the Black Sea, but the planned deployment that Turkey announced last week would have come against the backdrop of heightened tensions in the region between Russia and Ukraine. On Tuesday, Russia warned against the deployment.

According to AFP, Turkish diplomatic sources said a US warship was expected to pass through the Bosphorous Strait, which connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, on Wednesday, but the passage did not occur.

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3 thoughts on “U.S. Cancels Deployment of Warships to the Black Sea”

  1. Yes, this is a good thing. However, Biden admin just announced sanctions today against Russian sovereign debt and expulsion of diplomats. More to follow.

    1. I should have known better to get to excited about Amerika doing the right thing;-)

      Russia turned down bidens invite as well they should.

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