The US Navy caused the incident between the American cruiser “Chancellorsville” and the Russian warship “Admiral Vinogradov” in the East China Sea, the Russia Network reported on Friday.
The US Navy Command described the Russian ship’s crew as “unprofessional”. The US command said the Russian ship “carried out a surprise maneuver against the American cruiser Chancellorsville “, the American side claimed that the Russian ship, approached the cruiser for a distance of 15-30 meters.
Earlier, the Russian Pacific Fleet Command reported that the US warship “Chancellorsville” abruptly cut off the Russian anti-submarine Admiral Vinogradov in the East China Sea on Friday morning..
In order to avoid a collision between the ships, the crew of the Russian vessel was forced to carry out a maneuver in accordance with such contingencies.
“A protest was sent to the command of the American ship through the international wave,” said a statement from the Russian Pacific Fleet’s press service. “Such acts are rejected.“
The Russian side asserts that the distance between the ships was approximately 50 meters.