USS Donald Cook arrives in the Black Sea
In support of NATO allies and partners, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transited into the Black Sea on 23 November, the US Navy reported.
This is the 7th time that a U.S. Since the beginning of 2020, navy ships have been visiting the Black Sea. In September, the USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) was the last ship to visit the area. Donald Cook will conduct regular maritime security operations that promote regional stability while in the Black Sea.
The Black Sea is a vital waterway in Europe for maritime trade and stability.
In order to collaborate with our NATO allies and partners, including Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Turkey, and Ukraine, the US Navy regularly operates in the Black Sea. Maintaining a stable, peaceful Black Sea region and discouraging aggressive actors who pursue destabilization for their own benefit is in the best interest of the world.
In the Black Sea, the US Navy regularly acts in accordance with international law, including the Montreux Convention.
The Black Sea operations of the ship improve interoperability between NATO allies and partners and show joint resolve for the defense of the Black Sea under Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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