Watch: US & Russian warship nearly collide

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Russia blames the US

Russia’s Pacific Fleet on Friday accused a US warship of nearly causing a collision with a Russian military vessel in the East China Sea due to what it called dangerous maneuvering, Russian news agencies reported.

The Russian Navy was cited as saying that the USS Chancellorsville, a guided-missile cruise, had come within just 50 meters of the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov which had been forced to take emergency action to avoid a collision. 

US Blames Russia


“This unsafe action forced Chancellorsville to execute all engines back full and to maneuver to avoid collision,” said the Navy’s 7th Fleet in a statement.

The Navy subsequently released video and a satellite image showing the two vessels sailing perilously close to one another.

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