The US Embassy in Ankara has notified Turkey that the passage of two of their warships through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea has been canceled, a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, a source in the Turkish Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti that Washington had notified Ankara about the passage of its two warships through the Bosphorus to the Black Sea, where they would be stationed from April 14-15 to May 4-5. According to Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, the operations of American warships in the Black Sea are “routine”, the United States is coordinating these actions with the Turkish authorities under the Montreux Convention.
“Yes, the US embassy has notified our ministry about this,” said the agency’s interlocutor, answering the question whether the passage of ships has been canceled.
The US plans to send warships to the borders of Russia became known on April 8. According to CNN, the White House is considering sending military forces to the Black Sea in the next few weeks to support Ukraine.