Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Retired Russian Admiral gives a unique view (but inline with leadership talking points) on the near US - Russian warship collision ...

via Sputnik.
On 7 June the Russian Pacific Fleet stated that a US Navy cruiser, the USS Chancellorsville, had suddenly changed course and crossed the path of the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov “just 50 meters away from the ship” in a dangerous near-collision manoeuvre in the East China Sea.

“Not war times!” was the response of a Russian admiral to the sangfroid attitude of Russian naval servicemen who were able to stay calm in the face of a potentially disastrous run-in with a US naval cruiser.

Former chief of staff of the Russian Navy (1991-1996), Admiral Valentin Selivanov spoke to the Russian media, giving his assessment of the actions of the crew members of the Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Vinogradov during the dangerous near-collision incident with the USS Chancellorsville cruiser in the East China Sea.

“There is a time for war, and a time for sunbathing,” responded the Admiral.
Story here. 

I guess we're into the propaganda portion of this thing now.  But I'm betting the Russians are saying the same about us.  Personally I'll trust the US Navy version of things...

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