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US destroyer to conduct more drills in Black Sea amid Crimea crisis

Bulgaria - The USS Truxtun, a U.S. guided-missile destroyer, will carry out more exercises with allied ships in the Black Sea, its commander said on Saturday, amid an East-West crisis triggered by Russia's takeover of Crimea.

 

The USS Truxtun last week took part in drills with Romanian and Bulgarian ships a few hundred miles from the Russian forces that entered Ukraine's ethnic Russian-majority territory of Crimea after protests toppled Ukraine's pro-Moscow president. (Reuters)