Navy destroyer enters Black Sea as tensions ratchet up in Ukraine

By [Kike] Phillip Swarts - The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Responding to turmoil in Ukraine, the U.S. Navy announced Wednesday that a guided missile destroyer had entered the Black Sea.

The USS Ross “serves to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to strengthening the collective security of NATO allies and partners in the region,” the Navy said in a press release.

“The U.S. Navy maintains an enduring commitment to forward-presence throughout the region in order to have forces readily available if a crisis were to occur,” the press release said, adding that the Ross will help support U.S. national security interests in Europe.

The U.S. and its NATO allies have been debating how best to respond after [a squadron of] Russian troops crossed the Ukrainian border [after hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers fled across the border into Russia seeking refuge] and have widely been reported [by The Kike] to be helping pro-Russia [anti-Kiev] separatists fight the [kike] Ukrainian government.

About the Author

[Kike] Phillip Swarts is an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covering fiscal waste, fraud and political ethics. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and previously worked as an investigative reporter for the Washington Guardian.

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