According to British Daily Telegraph and Russian Satellite News Agency, US media took the lead in reporting that the US Navy missile destroyer McCampbell sailed to Russia near the Bay of Peter the Great on the same day, where the base of the Russian Pacific Fleet was deployed. A spokesman for the U.S. Pacific Fleet later claimed that the U.S. militarys move was intended to challenge Russias excessive maritime claims and safeguard the rights and freedoms of the United States and other countries to use the oceans legally.
A day later, the Russian Ministry of Defense responded, but the Russian side did not seem to take the actions of the U.S. warships into account, and laughed at the failure of the demonstration challenge of the U.S. side. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that the McCampbell was not close to Russian territorial waters. The closest distance between the ship and Russian territorial waters was more than 100 kilometers, but now it is more than 400 kilometers away from the Russian coast to show its courage.
Not only that, the Russian Ministry of Defense also disclosed that the Russian Pacific Fleets Admiral Tributz large anti-submarine ship began to follow the surveillance of the U.S. naval vessels in close range when they passed through international waters, and the Russian naval aviation aircraft also took surveillance photos of the U.S. ships. The destroyers of the United States tried toflee as fast as possibleunder the close watch of Russian warships and military aircraft, the Russian Ministry of Defense said ironically in a statement.