A US Naval destroyer will enter the Black Sea on Monday to conduct exercises with partner navies, according to a statement issued by the US 6th Fleet.
“While in the Black Sea, the USS Porter will conduct port visits and bilateral exercises with partner navies. The ship's operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capability with our allies and partners,” the statement read.
“US vessels routinely operate in the Black Sea region to promote peace and stability,” the statement noted.
The USS Porter is one of four American ships that was recently deployed to the Mediterranean in the framework of the NATO missile defense program.