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U.S. to send two warships to Black Sea; Russia voices concerns

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Turkey's Bosphorus (Strait of Istanbul) joins the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea. If Turkey approves, I don't see the problem. Freedom of navigation. There are people who sit overnight watching which ships pass through the Bosphorus both as a hobby and for intelligence purposes.

Russia has been sending troops into Ukraine in a recent build up estimated to be 20,000 more soldiers.

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-fm-slams-russias-missile-provocation-in-bosphorus-92121 is from 2015.

A Russian warship passed through Istanbul’s Bosphorus en route to the Mediterranean on the morning of Dec. 6. One soldier was seen in footage of the boat passing holding a ground-to-air missile, drawing an angry reaction from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

Tell me that Russia has never sent ships into the Gulf of Mexico as part of their "freedom of navigation" efforts.

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Last month several American warships enetered the Black Sea.

USS Thomas Hudner. USS Monterey. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.

"Earlier this year, two U.S. guided-missile destroyers – USS Porter (DDG-78), USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) – and the fleet oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) simultaneously operated in the Black Sea."

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Turkey's Bosphorus (Strait of Istanbul) joins the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea

Try again...Google Maps is your friend.

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Aegean Sea --Black Sea--Sea of Azov

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Wrong again.

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