Business Insider: Aggressive actions of the Russian Federation in the Black Sea may end with "Soviet rams"


Aggressive actions of Russia in the Black Sea area may end with “Soviet rams”, as it was during the “cold war”. This was stated during an event organized by the Center for Analysis of European policy, ex-Commander of the US Navy in Europe and Africa (October 2017 - July 2020), retired Admiral James Foggo, writes Business Insider.


The Black Sea has become a dangerous place with a high level of military activity. Moscow has resorted to actions that were fraught with the outbreak of conflict before. But in 2008, Washington literally "slept through" the "invasion" of the Russian Federation in Georgia, as well as the "attack" on Ukraine in 2014. At the same time, the ongoing "killings and poisonings" in Europe clearly indicate that "Russia cannot be trusted."

Foggo is very worried about the “incidents of intimidation” that are increasingly occurring in the Black Sea. He drew attention to the fact that the Russians “fenced off” the Azov Sea from the Black Sea by building several bridges. He worries that the "model tested by the Russians" in the Kerch Strait will be extended to the entire Black Sea after some time. But he recalled that in November 2018, the Russians fired on and rammed the ships of the Ukrainian Navy, which "peacefully followed" into the Sea of ​​Azov from the Black Sea.

According to the retired naval officer, "the Russians are a threat." He is confident that what happened in 1988, when the US Navy ships passed through a 12-mile zone near Crimea, which the USSR declared as its territorial waters, could be repeated. At the same time, the United States recognized only a 3-mile zone, but the ships of the USSR Navy approached and warned the cruiser CG 48 Yorktown and the US Navy destroyer DD-970 Caron that they would be rammed if they did not immediately leave for international waters. The US sailors disobeyed, and the Russians fired a double side ram on the cruiser, causing damage.

Foggo believes that in this case the analogy with the incident in the Kerch Strait is quite appropriate. He is convinced that Russia did not recognize the norms of international law, and still does not recognize them.

Russians are dangerous, so Moscow must be contained

- Foggo is sure.

Therefore, the admiral, while at his post, tried to make sure that American ships were regularly in the Black Sea. He is convinced that the United States should maintain the highest possible level of its military presence in the waters of this sea.
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  1. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 26 September 2020 16: 27
    +3
    That's it, eh-admiral, your opinion is no longer very important, rest, calm down, look at the world through the eyes of an ordinary person, you look and see how beautiful it is ...
  2. Tamara Smirnova Offline Tamara Smirnova
    Tamara Smirnova (Tamara Smirnova) 26 September 2020 16: 46
    +7
    Mattresses need to be driven from everywhere and even more so from the Black Sea. These impudent ignorant individuals only understand fear and wet diapers under their ass. They do not understand words due to their illiteracy.
    1. cmonman Offline cmonman
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 26 September 2020 17: 16
      +1
      Tamara, it is necessary that the representative of Russia in the UN show everyone the globe of Russia, where the borders are drawn exactly as it should, and then the world community will shut up!
      1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
        Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 26 September 2020 17: 37
        +1
        already shown ... won't help

      2. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 26 September 2020 21: 54
        +3
        Tamara, it is necessary that the representative of Russia in the UN show everyone the globe of Russia, where the borders are drawn exactly as it should, and then the world community will shut up!

        Why is it so global? Enough for the US to shut up. The world community will sort it out by itself.
        1. cmonman Offline cmonman
          cmonman (Garik Mokin) 26 September 2020 22: 02
          -3
          123, you created from our tandem a married couple living together for 50-60 years. I, as a husband, love to put in my $ 7.40, and you, as a grumpy wife, have the final say!
          I like it!
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 26 September 2020 22: 36
            +3
            123, you created from our tandem a married couple living together for 50-60 years. I, as a husband, love to put in my $ 7.40, and you, as a grumpy wife, have the final say!

            No, thank you. This is not accepted with us laughing
    2. Terry18 Offline Terry18
      Terry18 (Andrey Evdokimov) 27 September 2020 22: 32
      -1
      So come on, drive it out. As soon as the States see your ass with diapers, they will immediately run away in fear.
  3. Pivander Offline Pivander
    Pivander (Alex) 26 September 2020 19: 46
    +1
    This retired cupcake wants to repeat the fate of another retired striped cupcake named James laughing

  4. nov_tech.vrn Offline nov_tech.vrn
    nov_tech.vrn (Michael) 27 September 2020 08: 46
    +4
    Well done Soviet sailors, how many years have passed, and the brave naglo-Saxon still walks under himself recalling their exploits. I bow low! I remember photographs of these rams.
  5. 933454818 Offline 933454818
    933454818 (Ivan Ivanov) 27 September 2020 15: 29
    +2
    Correctly Kedmi said that the Americans understand only when they are hit in the face. How many notes of Russian / USSR protest for the boorish behavior of American ships in the coastal zone of Russia / USSR, but when they were pushed out of this zone in 88 they remember this well.
  6. shadow Offline shadow
    shadow 27 September 2020 18: 24
    0
    Why battering rams, this is the last century, now there is electronic warfare.
  7. Yurets Offline Yurets
    Yurets (Yuri) 28 September 2020 00: 42
    0
    It would be correct to transfer our activity from the Black Sea to the Caribbean