January 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – The forces of the Black Sea Fleet began tracking the American destroyer of guided missile weapons of the US Navy “Donald Cook” immediately after its entry into the Black Sea.
The watchdog ship of the Black Sea Fleet “Pytlivy” began to directly monitor the actions of the American warship. In addition, throughout the stay of the destroyer URO “Donald Cook” in the area of responsibility of the Black Sea Fleet, it will be monitored using electronic and technical means of the fleet.
The squadron destroyer “Donald Cook” entered the Black Sea area at 8:50 pm Moscow time.
In accordance with the provisions of the Montreux International Convention governing the passage of the Turkish straits for warships of non-Black Sea states, the time spent by the American destroyer in the Black Sea should not exceed 21 days.