U.S. urges not to trust Russian officials' statements on 'provocations' in Black Sea

U.S. urges not to trust Russian officials' statements on 'provocations' in Black Sea

The United States has urged not to trust statements by Russian officials about "provocations" in the Black Sea.

According to Ukrinform, the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv posted a diplomatic warning called "A Black Friday public service announcement" on its Twitter account.

"To distract from the truth, you may hear Russian officials make false claims about the Black Sea," the embassy said in the video, adding a photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying: "We see deliberate provocations."

"Whose provocations?" U.S. diplomats asked, urging not to trust statements by Russian officials, but to verify their propaganda claims.

As was reported earlier, U.S. Navy's guided missile destroyer Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) on November 25 began its northbound transit to the Black Sea to operate with its NATO allies and partners in the region.

USS Mount Whitney entered the Black Sea on November 4. On November 8, U.S. Navy ships Mount Whitney and Porter entered the port of Batumi in Georgia. USS Mount Whitney left the Black Sea on November 15.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on November 18 that Moscow sees deliberate provocations by the West in the Black Sea.

The Bloomberg news agency, citing U.S. intelligence, said on November 25 that Russia had been moving forces to the Crimea Peninsula as part of a large military build-up on Ukraine's border.


Sign up for our free newsletter skorik@ukrinform.com.

Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2023 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: