The Russian Black Sea Fleet started escorting the US Navy destroyer USS Porter, which entered the southern part of the Black Sea, reports TASS news agency, citing the Russian National Defense Management Center.
The Center notes that constant monitoring of the American battleship is carried out by the forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet. The Russian Admiral Essen frigate, small rocket ships Vyshny Volochyok and Orekhovo-Zuyevo, are involved in direct monitoring l of the ship's maneuvers.
The same American destroyer also entered the Black Sea in August this year. Then Russian patrol ship Smetlivy of the Black Sea Fleet took escorted it.
USS Porter is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer equipped with guided missiles. The vessel regularly takes part in naval exercises in the Black Sea. The ship is armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles.