What is behind the refusal of the Americans to send destroyers to the Black Sea


On April 14-15, 2021, two USS Donald Cook ("Donald Cook" - DDG 75) and USS Roosevelt ("Roosevelt" - DDG 80) destroyers of the "Arleigh Burke" type were going to enter the Black Sea and stay in it. waters until May 4-5 for the moral support of Kiev, opposing the "aggressive" Moscow. The Americans notified the Turkish Foreign Ministry about the "visit" of their warships on April 9, but unexpectedly refused.


It should be noted that on April 14, Washington informed Ankara about the cancellation of the aforementioned passage of a group of ships through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles. About it RIA News a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. According to him, the American side did not explain the reason for the decision.

Before that, the United States very militantly demonstrated its support for Ukraine, against the background of the aggravation of the situation in Donbass and the growth of tension on the Russian-Ukrainian border. Therefore, many began to wonder what was behind the refusal of the Americans to send destroyers to the Black Sea. There can be many reasons, but two of them are most likely.

The first is US President Joe Biden recently called Russian colleague Vladimir Putin and offered to hold a personal meeting. Moscow and Washington do have a lot to discuss, so Biden made a gesture of goodwill and withdrew the ships. Ukrainian "patriots" have already called Biden's call "zrada", so one can only imagine what epithets will be awarded to the deployment of the US Navy.

Second, the United States wants to stay away from a possible armed conflict. The Americans do not object to a real war between Ukraine and Russia, but they themselves do not want to participate in it. At the same time, taking into account the "Ukrainian experience" at the Crimean bridge, the Americans in the Black Sea can really "fly in".
  • Photos used: US Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg
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  1. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) April 15 2021 13: 29
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    AmeriGa is with us !!! The whole world....
    7 years have passed, and it never came to them. Nothing changes.

  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 15 2021 13: 30
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    This is a good sign. Russia needs to continue to act tough. Donbass must be annexed up to Transnistria. And there will be water in Crimea. In general, if we do not shy away, I see some pluses, minuses, and so it is already full.
    1. oderih Offline oderih
      oderih (Alex) April 15 2021 19: 05
      +1
      Only when we eliminate internal traitors.
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 15 2021 13: 37
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    so one can only imagine what epithets will be awarded to the turn of the American navy.

    It's like Primakov's turn over the ocean - a change in the policy vector, only here with a different sign.
    1. oderih Offline oderih
      oderih (Alex) April 15 2021 19: 07
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      Primakov stopped the massacre in all of Serbia - this must be understood
  4. Dear sofa expert. April 15 2021 22: 38
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    On April 14-15, 2021, two USS Donald Cook ("Donald Cook" - DDG 75) and USS Roosevelt ("Roosevelt" - DDG 80) destroyers of the "Arleigh Burke" type were going to enter the Black Sea and stay in it. waters until May 4-5 for the moral support of Kiev, opposing the "aggressive" Moscow. The Americans notified the Turkish Foreign Ministry about the "visit" of their warships on April 9, but unexpectedly refused.

    What is there to guess? It smelled like fried, and the Americans were immediately shitty with their own "invincible) ..determination."

    It finally dawned on them that sending destroyer ships (according to the German classification, destroyer - Zerstörer - Destroyer) to the shores of Russia, stuffed with cruise missiles, meant a military precedent.
    It is one thing to install missile defense systems on the territory of the Romanians / Poles, which, at least conditionally, but still can be called a weapon of defense, and another thing - "Zerstörer" (Destroyer), which is intended exclusively for aggression. And how can he, this "destroyer", be smeared as a "dove of peace"? The jamb turns out.)

    But this precedent gives Russia, in turn, the moral (so to speak - international) right to use force against the aggressor, in accordance with the amendment in its own military doctrine, on the possibility of delivering a preemptive strike.

    And somehow it would not be desirable for these, such democratic Americans, to be in the role of this very aggressor.

    It seems to be better .. by someone else's hands .. but that would be like this, by ourselves, their own, albeit stupid, but to substitute their heads under the blow of the hammer ..., here, as they say, well, he nafig.