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‘Demonstrating valor from 400km away’: Moscow rebuffs Pentagon’s naval bravado in Sea of Japan

The US Navy bragged that its destroyer came to “challenge” Moscow in the Sea of Japan, but the ship didn’t even come near Russia’s territorial waters and was tracked all the way, the Defense Ministry said. The US Pacific Fleet destroyer, ‘USS McCampbell’, entered the Sea of Japan on Wednesday. In a typical rah-rah fashion, the fleet’s spokesperson, Lieutenant Rachel McMarr, claimed that the ship sailed there to “challenge Russia’s excessive maritime claims.” She explained that such operations “demonstrate the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows.” It is the first time since 1987 when a US warship conducted a freedom of navigation operation close to Russian territorial waters in the Peter the Great Bay, the navy official boasted.

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