Russia chased out US navy ship from its waters17 October 2021
Moscow said that one of its warships chased away a US Navy destroyer recently after it attempted to violate Russia's territorial waters in the Sea of Japan, but Washington denied this. The incident took place as Russia and China were conducting naval exercisesin the area.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that at around 5 pm local ime (0800GMT), the destroyer USS Chafee, which had been operating in the Sea of Japan for several days, "approached the territorial waters of the Russian Federation and attempted to cross the border."
Russia's Admiral Tributs destroyer issued a warning to the US ship "about the inadmissibility of such actions."
However, the USS Chafee ignored the warning and "took action to violate the national border of the Russian Federation," according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
"Acting within the framework of the international rules of navigation, the Admiral Tributs set a course for ousting the intruder from the Russianterritorial waters."After that, the USS Chafee turned around and set off "on the opposite course" when it was less than 60 meters away from the Russian ship.
Incidents involving the Russian Navy are rare in the Pacific. The region is dominated by China, which takes a dim view of the United States and its allies patrolling the region's international waters to assert their right.