A US warship that crossed Russia’s borders and sparked a diplomatic row was part of American efforts to redraw the country’s borders, one of Moscow’s most senior security officials has said, insisting that the move was unlawful.
General Vladimir Kulishov, the first deputy director of the FSB and head of its border service, told RIA Novosti that Washington’s efforts to challenge Russian sovereignty over the Peter the Great Gulf off the Sea of Japan (also called the East Sea) were without foundation.
America’s claims are not justified by international law.
At the same time, Kulishov slammed an incident in November last year, when the US Navy destroyer John McCain was intercepted inside Russian territorial waters, as “a violation of the state border of the Russian Federation.
The submarine-hunting warship was picked up two kilometers inside what Moscow considers to be its frontier.
A statement from Russian officials at the time said that the vessel had “violated” the border, and that the American vessel had been “warned of the unacceptability of its actions” by the Udaloy-class destroyer Admiral Vinogradov, which had been tailing it.
The missive added that sailors had told the US warship that there was the potential of resorting to ramming to force the trespasser out of the territory.
Washington insists that Peter the Great Bay, where the McCain was sailing, was illegally claimed by the USSR in 1984. But with Vladivostok just in sight the Russians can not afford to make any mistake in the approaching warship matter.
Ever since, Moscow has stuck by the Soviet demarcation of the waters, which was determined by drawing a straight line between both sides of its coastline.
It’s just a matter of time before the residents of Alaska wake up and overwhelmingly vote to rejoin Russia. You’ll see, it isn’t all that far into the future.
Americans and their government irrespective of party affiliation have to in the final analysis obey their masters in the Knesset. In 1948 Palestine, was illegally claimed by guess who. Washington’s double standard.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2021.