Russian destroyer nearly collides with American cruiser in Philippine Sea, US Navy says
A Russian destroyer nearly collided with an American guided missile cruiser in the Philippine Sea overnight.
According to Reuters, citing US Navy 7th Fleet Commander Clayton Doss, the Udaloy 1 DD 572 made what was described as an unsafe manoeuvre against the USS Chancelorsville, coming within just 15 to 30 metres of the ship.
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Udaloy I, which had come from behind and alongside within 50-100 feet in the
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In turn, the Russian Pacific Fleet lodged a protest, saying that the US vessel had performed a dangerous manoeuvre 50 metres from the Admiral Vinogradov.
Doss reportedly described the Russian navy's allegations that it was the US vessel that had acted dangerously as "propaganda".