As officially reported by the staff of the United States 6th Fleet, the US guided missile destroyer USS Ross has entered the Black Sea to join the international naval exercises known as “Sea Breeze – 2016,” Ukrinform reports.
“Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) transited the Bosphorus Strait July 22, en route to the Black Sea to take part in Sea Breeze 2016,” an official statement said.
The USS Ross will be participating in the 15th iteration of Sea Breeze, an annual exercise held in the Black Sea designed to enhance interoperability and strengthen regional security.
The USS Ross performs tasks related to working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve maritime forces, maintain regional security and work toward mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.
The USS Ross is in the Black Sea in accordance with the Montreux Convention and international law.