June 28, 2016 / 6:05 PM / 3 years ago

Russian warship carried out 'unsafe' operation near U.S. ships: U.S. Defense official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian warship carried out an “unsafe and unprofessional” maritime operation near two U.S. Navy ships on June 17, a U.S. Defense Department official said on Tuesday, contradicting a Russian account of the incident.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the Russian Neustrashimy-class frigate came within 315 yards of the USS Gravely and within five nautical miles of the USS Harry S. Truman in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Dan Grebler

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