This was announced by the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet on its Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.
The ship's operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capability with our allies and partners, the message reads.
Ross will enter the Black Sea in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment to the collective security of our NATO allies and support for its partners in Europe, the message reads.
"The U.S. remains committed to maintaining a persistent presence in Eastern Europe. We look forward to further commitments by our allies to ensure a coordinated and continuous land, air and sea presence in the region as part of the commitments made at the NATO Summit.
"The U.S. Navy routinely operates ships in the Black Sea consistent with international law.
"USS Ross (DDG 71), forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on a routine patrol conducting naval operations with allies and partners in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in order to advance security and stability in the Black Sea region," the U.S. Sixth Fleet informs.
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