Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov announced that Russia is warning the United States of a high risk of accidents if the U.S. approaches Russia and the Crimean Peninsula.
“You (the United States) must understand that the risk of accidents is high. This year we saw something similar in another sea area,” Ryabkov told reporters on Tuesday.
We warn the United States that it would be better for them to stay away from Crimea and our Black Sea coast. It would be better for it. ”
Russian news agency “Novosti” had earlier quoted a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry as saying that Washington had informed Ankara about the passage of its two military ships from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea, where they will be present from April 14 to 15 and from May 4 to May 4. 5 next.
For his part, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that the operations of U.S. military ships in the Black Sea have a “routine character,” indicating that U.S. authorities coordinate their actions with Turkish authorities in accordance with the Montreux Agreement.