“And if the Russians come to the Gulf of Mexico?”: Germans on US ships in the Barents Sea

For the first time in more than three decades, US and UK warships entered the Russian part of the Barents Sea. They demonstrate to Russians “freedom of navigation,” the German conservative daily newspaper Die Welt tells readers.

The US Navy informed that four of their ships and one British frigate are "trained in navigation" in the Barents Sea, located north of Russia. Before this, on May 1, 2020, the Russian side was informed about this operation in order to avoid confrontation.

The operation involved: three URO destroyers - USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and the USNS Supply escort ship (T-AOE 6), as well as the HMS frigate Kent Royal Navy.

We continue to advocate for regional security and stability, building confidence and our military preparedness in the Arctic

- said the commander of the 6th US fleet, Vice Admiral Lisa Franchetti.

So the struggle for the Arctic, which has a large economic and military-strategic importance continues. There already exist territorial disputes, which are fueled by the fact that under the ice are deposits of various raw materials.

Readers of the Die Welt website have mixed reactions to the actions of NATO allies.

As history proves, wars have always been the result of a great economic crisis.

- says reader Ewald P.

It was a "demonstration of freedom of navigation." However, in Russians this is always called “provocation and aggression”

- sure Sascha P.

How can you annoy Putin’s Peacemaker? The poor thing wants to be all a good friend. But trump isn't better either

- wrote hold the line.

All the same American theater as in the Black Sea. Muscle game in front of Russia. Thus, you do not encourage peace, but only prepare for future conflicts

- noted Jakob I.

And if the Russians hold a “demonstration of freedom of navigation” in the Gulf of Mexico? Donald Cook (a destroyer of the US Navy) already has experience in contact with the Russian army. I think it will be the same awkward situation for the Americans. US warships have nothing to do in the Barents Sea

- says Stephan R.
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  1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 5 May 2020 18: 08
    The United States is looking for war, they will find it, only it will hardly make them happy. All the unrequited Grenada Yankees have already crushed for themselves, everyone who remains can give the Yankees a good kick, or much more.
  2. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 5 May 2020 18: 58
    Or maybe we also send a group of ships to the shores of the Potomac?
    1. monman Offline monman
      monman (Garik Mokin) 5 May 2020 21: 36
      Or maybe we also send a group of ships to the shores of the Potomac?

      Can. Russian squadrons on long trips go with their tug and with their fuel truck (there are no bases). The speed of the squadron is determined by the speed of the slowest ship. Now calculate for what grandmother Russia can do this and who needs to pay in order to collect these grandmothers. But if you go fishing, it’s better in the Gulf of Mexico ... (from experience).
      1. Wanderer039 Offline Wanderer039
        Wanderer039 7 May 2020 02: 16
        Nuclear submarines tugboats are not needed and tankers too ...
        1. monman Offline monman
          monman (Garik Mokin) 7 May 2020 02: 23
          The submarine will not collect data such as a surface ship - there are no antennas.
          And what is the purpose of sailing the Premier League in Mex. the bay? There you can’t lie on the ground - deep. To prove to the amers that the Russian nuclear submarines are, yes, floating? Or your own? Well, then another thing ...
          1. Don36 Offline Don36
            Don36 (Don36) 7 May 2020 07: 25
            Nuclear submarines cannot constructively sink to the bottom at all, but the flying time of cruise missiles to military targets in the United States will be much less.
            1. monman Offline monman
              monman (Garik Mokin) 7 May 2020 18: 23
              ... but the flying time of cruise missiles to military targets in the United States will be much less.

              Absolutely right! Do you think that your submarine will float in the Gulf of Mexico and wait for a command to launch missiles? And if this year there will be no team? Is the food supply limited? I already wrote that Americans do not eat buckwheat and beetroot, but where to buy? Nah, of course, you can call the ship with top dressing, it will deliver. But you have to come up ...!
              By the way, in your opinion, Amer ships in the Barents Sea for firing at live targets?
              1. isofat Offline isofat
                isofat (isofat) 7 May 2020 18: 59
                Quote: cmonman
                ... Amer’s ships in the Barents Sea for firing at live targets?

                monman, you are a very slow-witted American, the situation is simple - with the death of the aggressor, which prevents everyone from living in peace, Paradise will come on Earth.
              2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
                Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 7 May 2020 22: 01
                Stocks of products on nuclear submarines are designed for long-term patrol, periodically nuclear submarines replace each other on combat duty. In addition, stocks of products can be replenished in Cuba, or in Venezuela. By the way, the supply of food on Arly Berks is also limited, in addition, surface ships are more sensitive to storms. In the Barents Sea, too, there is no popcorn with cola, but this does not stop the Yankees, they climb onto the borders of Russia, rattling their arms like typhoid lice!
  3. Quote: cmonman
    But if you go fishing, it’s better in the Gulf of Mexico ... (from experience)

    They won’t let fish go to the Gulf of Mexes - you need to!
  4. Cat Offline Cat
    Cat (Sergei) 5 May 2020 23: 11
    They came there in order to study the interception region of our ICBMs, including those available on the SSBN SF, which, if something happens, will carry light and heat to every American home across the Arctic Ocean.
    1. monman Offline monman
      monman (Garik Mokin) 6 May 2020 02: 49
      They came there to study the interception region of our ICBMs ...

      That's right, because the accuracy and interception speed is affected by the density of sea water, they take samples of sea water every 10 miles (but this is a secret). In addition, they want to find out the exact coordinates of the magnetic pole, which drifts towards Russia and will soon reach the continent (also a secret).
  5. Astronaut Offline Astronaut
    Astronaut (San Sanych) 6 May 2020 00: 38
    warships of the USA and Great Britain entered the Russian part of the Barents Sea

    The Russian part of the Barents Sea is the territorial waters of Russia. What did the author want to say with such a statement?
    1. monman Offline monman
      monman (Garik Mokin) 6 May 2020 02: 53
      Most likely, the author had in mind 300 miles (or km?) Of the economic zone. We need to trace the ships of Amer at night - if they are very brightly lit, then they are engaged in shrimp fishing, and this is poaching.
  6. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 6 May 2020 08: 08
    After the war, mainly with Japan, the Yankees believed in the invincibility of their Navy. How true this is is a moot point. But the fig is that the entire navigable water area of ​​the northern route is shot through by coastal missile complexes of the RCC, it goes to tactical aircraft, not to mention the strategists. In all seriousness, fighting there is more expensive. The Nazis tried, with zero result. The only front where they did not advance at all. War in the north is generally a dubious occupation. But the tactics of raids are not economically profitable, the conditions are not the same.
  7. Roarv Offline Roarv
    Roarv (Robert) 6 May 2020 20: 44
    No need to swim in the Gulf of Mexico ...
    Repeat the "Anadyr" operation. To place a naval base in Cuba - Caliber, Ball, Bastion, S-400 and the entire line of RTV troops ... they themselves will come to Lavrov on schedule to negotiate.
  8. Winnie Offline Winnie
    Winnie (Winnie) 18 May 2020 21: 47
    And if the Russians come to the Gulf of Mexico?

    A detachment of ships and supply vessels of the Northern Fleet, led by the frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov (5400 tons), was already in Cuba in June last year. The frigate was accompanied by the Elbrus logistics vessel (10000 tons) and the Nikolai Chiker rescue tug (5250 tons). Sorry sight.