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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 9:55 p.m. PST

… in the Baltic ahead of exercises.

"The Russian military has been accused of harassing a U.S.-flagged cargo ship carrying equipment for an annual military exercise in the Baltic region that wrapped up Friday.

At least one Russian naval vessel and helicopters harassed the M/V Green Ridge in late May as it was bound for a port in Lithuania, an encounter the ship's master characterized as "intense and threatening," per an internal report on the incident obtained by Defense News.

The incident is reminiscent of multiple recent encounters between U.S. and NATO forces and the Russian military in that region, which has become increasingly unstable since Russia's incursion into the Crimea in 2014. But experts warn that the harassment of unarmed U.S. shipping carrying military equipment highlights a potential vulnerability in the ability of the U.S. to move heavy equipment to the region…"
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Chokidar29 Jun 2017 2:03 a.m. PST

..put a call in to Madam Secretary … she will sort it out for you..

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2017 11:51 a.m. PST

(smile)


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