Russia says it chased U.S. warship away from its territorial waters in the Sea ...

Russia says it chased U.S. warship away from its territorial waters in the Sea ...
Russia says it chased U.S. warship away from its territorial waters in the Sea ...
Moment Russian warship chases American destroyer the USS Chafee away from its waters in the Sea of Japan for 'violating international rules' in tense standoff Video shows how Russian warship closed in on USS Chafee on Friday The Russian defense ministry said US destroyer was warned to change course The Russian vessel then ousted 'the intruder from Russian territorial waters' It happened during joint Russian and China naval drills in the Sea of Japan  It is the latest close encounter between Russian and Western vessels 

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Russia claimed one of its warships on Friday forced a U.S. Navy destroyer to abandon what it said was an attempt to intrude into its territorial waters in the Sea of Japan

Video released by the Russian ministry of defense appears to show the moment its anti-submarine vessel Admiral Tributs closed to within 60 yards of the U.S. destroyer USS Chafee in Peter the Great Bay, to the south of Vladivostok.

The incident came while Russia and China conducted joint naval drills in the area, and is the latest in a series of close encounters between Russian and Western warships. 

The Russian defence ministry said the Admiral Tributs radioed a warning to the USS Chafee to say she was 'in an area closed to navigation due to exercises with artillery fire.'

The U.S. destroyer failed to change course and instead raised flags indicating it was preparing to launch a helicopter from its deck, meaning it was unable to change course and speed, the ministry said.

Pictured in this video screen grab is the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90), which has been deployed in the Sea of Japan, near Russia's territorial waters, for a few days

Pictured in this video screen grab is the guided missile

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