Ria Novosti - Translated by James Harmon
In the event of a military conflict in the Black Sea with a US Navy vessel, the ship will be destroyed by missile systems of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) within minutes, stated deputy chairman of the Russian Union of veterans, ex-commander of the Black Sea Fleet coastal troops, Major-General Vladimir Romanenko.
Recently, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance has decided to strengthen the presence of naval forces in the Black Sea. The permanent naval group of the alliance will be more likely to go to the Black Sea, intensify the exercises in the region, and will collect information on the situation in coordinaton with the Navy allies in the region.
Romanenko continued: "The American ship will only exist for mere minutes in the Black Sea, I tell you, since the missiles that are used by the Black Sea Fleet are so precise. No matter which direction the ship could take, the Black Sea Fleet is prepared for any operational or Strategic challenge that it faces."
Coastal Black Sea Fleet forces now are armed with missiles code named "Ball" and "Bastion".
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