The U.S. Navy has said unsafe and unprofessional manoeuvres by a Russian destroyer nearly caused a collision in the Philippine Sea.
The incident occurred around 11:45 a.m. on Friday.
The warship was said to have come within 50-100 feet of the USS Chancellorsville, a missile cruiser that was busy recovering an helicopter.
According to New York Times, the U.S. ship had to take drastic action to avoid the Russian craft.
However, the Russian military is offering a different version of events, which state that it was the U.S. ship that impeded the Russian warship’s passage.
In that narrative, the Chancellorsville is accused of veering in front of the Vinogradov after being on a parallel course.
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