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Sputnik: Russian Gen Staff Sees US Patrol in Black Sea as Potential Security Threat
US patrol in the Black Sea area presents potential threat to the security of the Russian Federation, because it's not clear what rockets are on the ships, the head of the Russian General Staff said Tuesday.
Uncertainty over what type of weapons are loaded onto the United States' Navy ships patrolling the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea pose a potential threat to Russia, the Russian General Staff's deputy chief said Tuesday.
"Ballistic missile defense ships patrolling the Black and Baltic seas are a threat to the facilities of the European part of Russia because there is uncertainty over which weapons are currently loaded onto launchers: interceptor missiles or cruise missiles," Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir said.
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Update: Russia and NATO square-off over Black Sea tensions (News.com.au)
WNU Editor: This is why the Russian military are concerned about this US Navy deployment .... Top Russian military brass warns US missile defense ships in Black and Baltic seas can hit Russia (TASS)
Update #2: NATO fighter jets are also being deployed .... Typhoon jets from RAF Coningsby to counter Russia threat over Black Sea (SKY News). More here .... RAF Typhoon jets to be deployed to Romania to help combat Russian aggression in the Black Sea (The Independent)