"With this visit, we are consistently strengthening our relationships with our Black Sea partners. Steady operations in the Black Sea are crucial to building a secure maritime environment and ensuring freedom of navigation," said Cmdr. John John, commanding officer of Ross.
Ross recently operated with the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) and as part of Combined Task Force 473 in the Mediterranean during FOCH, a major French navy deployment.
This is the first time a U.S. Navy ship has visited the Black Sea since the beginning of 2020.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theron J. Godbold
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