U.S. drops plans to send destroyers into the Black Sea due to concerns over Russia

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The Pentagon has scrapped a potential Black Sea transit by two Navy destroyers this week due to concerns about escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the plans.a large ship in a body of water: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt arrives in Souda Bay, Greece, for a logistics and maintenance period.© U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelly M. Agee/ReleasedThe Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt arrives in Souda Bay, Greece, for a logistics and maintenance period.

Earlier this month, the Navy notified Turkey, which manages traffic through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits leading to the Black Sea under the 1936 Montreux Convention, that they were tentatively planning a routine transit by the two destroyers, according to a U.S. defense official.https://products.gobankingrates.com/r/e48f149e71a19f66115d5f5c8edaefd8?subid=

The tentative transit,first reported by CNN,was not unusual or designed to…

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