strike force of NATO ships as part of the American destroyers Porter, Donald Cook, Roosevelt, and Kent frigate of the Royal Navy left the Barents sea. This was reported by the press service of the U.S. Sixth fleet.

Ship group entered the waters of the may fourth and was taken to the support ships and shore control of the Russian Northern fleet. According to the commander of the naval forces of the USA in Europe and Africa Admiral James Foggo, combat NATO ships arrived to demonstrate “strength, flexibility, and commitment to freedom of navigation in the Arctic and European waters”, – quotes RIA Novosti.

In patrolling the sea was attended by reconnaissance aircraft of the US Navy P-8A and RC-135. In total were involved in 1.2 thousand sailors of the Alliance.

the Chairman of the Federation Council Commission on information policy Alexei Pushkov called senseless actions of NATO in the Barents sea.