Russian admirals assess the ability of the United States in the Black and Baltic seas


American aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman.

Российские адмиралы оценили возможности США в Черном и Балтийском морях
© Photo : U.S. Navy / MCS 2nd Class Thomas Gooley

MOSCOW, 5 Dec — the Use of US aircraft carriers in the Black sea is impossible in accordance with the Montreux Convention on the status of the Straits in the Baltic is difficult due to the fact that there’s not enough room for their passage and deployment, said Wednesday a former commander of the black sea fleet (1998-2002), Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov and the former commander of the Baltic fleet (2001-2006), Admiral Vladimir Valuev.

Earlier, Business Insider reported that the head of the newly restored Second U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis gave special importance to the tactics of the Russian troops, according to which Russia is constantly expanding its system to block access of foreign troops to the strategically important areas, particularly in the Crimea and Kaliningrad. Lewis said that the United States can act in the blocking of access by carriers and ground forces.

“The US has 11 aircraft carriers, all of them nuclear, each about 90 aircraft, they are fast, and Americans can place them wherever you see fit. But they not everywhere can pass, for example, in the Baltic sea the passage of the carrier difficult. In the Black sea through the Bosporus and Dardanelles, they never can get, as their passage is prohibited in accordance with the Montreux Convention on the status of the Straits, ” — said Komoedov.

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