USS Ross tracked by Russian fleet after entering Black Sea reports: “The USS Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, has been deployed to the Black Sea where Russia’s fleet is monitoring its movement.

The Ross, which began its northbound transit of the Dardanelles Strait on Sunday, according to the U.S. Navy, is the fourth U.S. ship to visit the Black Sea since the start of the year.

The USS Donald Cook went to the area in February, the second time the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer entered the region in 2019. In January, the USS Fort McHenry, an amphibious warship, entered the Black Sea.

The Ross will ‘conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness and naval capability with NATO allies and partners in the region,’ according to a U.S. Navy news release Tuesday.

The United States works with NATO allies and partners in the Black Sea under Operation Atlantic Resolve…”

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