Russian Navy conduct missile test in occupied Crimea.

Russian warship Vyshniy Volochek

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Russia's Black Sea Fleet held missile tests in the occupied Crimea. The press office of Russian defense ministry reported that on January 23.

During the training simulation, Vyshniy Volochek, the fast attack missile guided craft practiced the scenario of launching a missile strike on a target on the water surface. Initially, it performed defensive actions against an airstrike, using an AA artillery system, and then simulated a missile strike with Kalibr-NK missile complex.

Earlier, ships of the Russian and the United States Navy appeared at a dangerous distance from each other when the Russian ship approached the American destroyer in the Arabian Sea.

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“On Thursday, Jan. 9, while conducting routine operations in the North Arabian Sea, USS Farragut (DDG 99) was aggressively approached by a Russian Navy ship,” the Fifth Fleet of the US Navy, which controls naval operations in the Middle East, said in a statement on its Twitter account.

The American destroyer sounded five short blasts, the international maritime signal for danger of a collision, and requested the Russian ship to alter the course in accordance with international rules. The Russian ship initially refused to react, creating a danger of collision. However, later it changed course.

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