U.S. issues Black Friday PSA: the anti-ballistic missile warships, nuclear-capable bombers you see in Black Sea aren’t there


There have been as many as 8-10 deployments of U.S. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers, equipped to launch Standard Missile-3 anti-ballistic missiles, to the Black Sea so far this year. There have also been regular deployments of U.S. strategic/nuclear-capable B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers over the Black Sea region this year as part of Bomber Task Force Europe. See: 30 flights, some only 12 miles away: U.S. bombers practiced nuclear attacks on Russia – DM

U.S. urges not to trust Russian officials’ statements on ‘provocations’ in Black

[T]he U.S. Embassy in Kyiv posted a diplomatic warning called “A Black Friday public service announcement” on its Twitter account.

“To distract from the truth, you may hear Russian officials make false claims about the Black Sea,” the embassy said in the video, adding a photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying: “We see deliberate provocations.”

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