January 10, 2020 / 4:43 PM / 10 days ago

Russian navy ship 'aggressively approached' U.S. destroyer in Arabian Sea - U.S. Navy

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Russian navy ship “aggressively approached” a U.S. Navy destroyer in the North Arabian Sea on Thursday, the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said in a statement on Friday.

The Fifth Fleet said the U.S. destroyer USS Farragut sounded five short blasts and requested the Russian ship alter course.

“The Russian ship initially refused but ultimately altered course and the two ships opened distance from one another,” the statement said.

Reporting by Ghaida Ghantous; Writing by Tuqa Khalid; Editing by Catherine Evans

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