World|life|June 8, 2019 / 12:21 PM
Russia and US warships almost collide in East China Sea

AKIPRESS.COM - A Russian warship and a US warship have come close to collision in the western Pacific Ocean, with each side blaming the other for the incident, BBC reports.

Russia's Pacific Fleet said the cruiser USS Chancellorsville crossed just 50m (160ft) in front of the destroyer Admiral Vinogradov at 06:35 Moscow time (03:35 GMT).

It was forced to perform "emergency manoeuvring" to avoid the US ship.

But US forces blamed the Russians, claiming their ship was responsible.

US Seventh Fleet Commander Clayton Doss called the Russians "unsafe and unprofessional", saying their destroyer "made an unsafe manoeuvre against USS Chancellorsville". He dismissed the Russian allegation as "propaganda".

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