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Report: U.S. Warships to ‘Challenge’ Russia in Both Eastern, Western Waters

The U.S. Navy deployed its guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell near Russia-contested waters in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday as it begun taking the necessary steps to sail a warship into the Black Sea, west of Russia, amid increased tensions in the wake of the Kremlin’s seizure of three Ukrainian military vessels.

US warships sail through Taiwan Strait

Russia Holds Naval War Games, Missile Drills in Black Sea near Ukraine

Russia is holding naval war exercises and surface-to-air missile drills in the Black Sea region amid tensions with Ukraine and a U.S.-led alliance over the capture of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew off the coast of Moscow-annexed Crimea last month, the Kremlin’s defense ministry reportedly announced on Tuesday.

The Associated Press

Bolton: ‘Russian Violations’ Primary Driver Behind U.S. Nuclear Deal Withdrawal

U.S. President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton, while visiting Moscow this week, maintained his longtime criticism of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), stressing that the agreement has outlived its usefulness and persistent Russian violations are fueling America’s decision to pull out.

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with John Bolton, National Security Adviser to the US President, at the Kremlin in Moscow on October 23, 2018. (Photo by Maxim SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MAXIM SHIPENKOV/AFP/Getty Images)