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Russian warship 'aggressively approached' US Navy destroyer in North Arabian Sea

Russian warship 'aggressively approached' US Navy destroyer in North Arabian Sea

By Violet Matakibau
Saturday 11/01/2020
Russian warship 'aggressively' encounter US ship [Source:CNN]

US Navy says a Russian warship "aggressively approached" a US Navy destroyer while it was operating in the North Arabian Sea Thursday, ignoring warnings from the US vessel and increasing the risk of a collision.

Video of the incident, which was obtained by CNN, shows the Russian warship rapidly approaching the USS Farragut, coming as close as 180 feet to the US ship before changing course.

The incident is the latest example of a close encounter between US and Russian military forces that American officials have described as unsafe and provocative.

It comes roughly seven months after another incident in the Pacific when US and Russian warships came so close the US ship had to perform an emergency maneuver to avoid a collision.

[Source:CNN]

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