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Watch as U.S. & Russian Warships Nearly Collide in the Pacific

A Russian destroyer came within 50 to 100 feet of the USS Chancellorsville in the Philippine Sea on Friday.

By NTK Staff | 06.07.2019 @12:17pm
Watch as U.S. & Russian Warships Nearly Collide in the Pacific

Warships from the U.S. and Russian nearly collided in the Pacific Friday morning when the Russian ship made an “unsafe maneuver” according to the U.S. Navy.

The two ships came within 50 to 100 feet of one another as the U.S. ship was attempting to land a helicopter on its deck.

CNN aired video of the near-collision between the USS Chancellorsville and the Russian destroyer on Friday:

According a statement released by the U.S. Navy, the Russian ship “maneuvered from behind and to the right of” the U.S. ship.

It came about 50 to 100 feet of the Chancellorsville, causing the ship to “execute all engines back full and to maneuver to avoid collision.”

The Navy said the Russian destroyer made an “unsafe maneuver” and condemned Russia’s actions as “unprofessional.”

This is the second such act of aggression on the part of the Russian military this week. According to NBC News, “a Russian aircraft intercepted a U.S. aircraft three times within three hours as it flew over the Mediterranean Sea.”

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