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US Coast Guard Discovers China and Russia Working Together Just Off US Shore

The Coast Guard discovered a group of Russian and Chinese warships operating north of one of Alaska’s Bering Sea islands earlier this month.

The cutter Kimball first identified the Chinese guided-missile cruiser Renhai CG 10, 75 nautical miles north of the remote Kiska Island, according to a news release from the Coast Guard.

Kimball’s crew later observed a formation of seven vessels.

Four of the foreign ships were identified as Russian, including a navy destroyer, and three belonged to China, the news release stated.

In response to the joint Russian-Chinese naval presence north of the Aleutian Island of Kiska, the Coast Guard is pledging to monitor and meet the vessels of nations it called “strategic competitors.”

“The Kimball crew is now operating under Operation Frontier Sentinel, a Seventeenth Coast Guard District operation designed to meet presence with presence when strategic competitors operate in and around U.S. waters,” the news release stated. The first vessel was spotted on Sept. 19.

A Coast Guard C-130 Hercules proceeded to assist the Kimball in its own response to the Russian and Chinese naval patrol, according to the news release, which was published Monday.

The Coast Guard did clarify that the Russian and Chinese ships followed the international rules of the sea.

“While the formation has operated in accordance with international rules and norms, we will meet presence-with-presence to ensure there are no disruptions to U.S. interests in the maritime environment around Alaska,” Rear Adm. Nathan Moore said in the news release.

The Russian and Chinese ships were well outside of American territorial waters, which extend 12 nautical miles away from American shores.

However, the ships entered the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone, which covers 200 nautical miles away from the American coasts.

This isn’t the first time that Russia has sent military vessels in the vicinity of American waters.

A Russian fleet practiced sinking an aircraft carrier 35 miles off of the coast of Hawaii last year.

China threatened to stage naval exercises near American territories last year.

China and Russia outwardly maintain strategic ties, but there are some indications that China is uneasy with the invasion of Ukraine.

China’s foreign minister called for respecting the territorial integrity of Ukraine in a carefully worded United Nations statement earlier this month.

Russian President Vladimir Putin even admitted that Chinese President Xi Jinping had “concerns” over his plans in Ukraine, speaking at a meeting between the two leaders earlier this month, according to The New York Times.

  • Will says:

    Not surprisingly about this since democrats done things since 2016 to this day cause them to become like this.
    Fix it democrats is all what u gotta do to stop this.
    This is as their response to whatever you democrats causes them to make this happen among other wars goin on.
    Want peace then fix it ! Hear Trump proposed to stand up and fix it as I type this.
    Why not u democrats do it??
    Just saying by an independent.

  • Richard Mundy says:

    This stuff has gone on for years, when I was in Alaska in the early 60s this happened often up there. Nothing new we patrol their waters too!

  • Art LaPella says:

    Kiska is considered wilderness, so it has no permanent population. There is fishing nearby.

  • Kenneth Jenkins says:

    Don’t expect sleepy Joe to do anything up there. His interests lie with China and Xi Jingping, and Vladimir Putin. Don’t expect him to cross swords with them, unless it is okayed by his handlers.

  • John says:

    Make sure that our new world order Democrat communist fascist Army of Biden fascist attack only Russia to try to enhance their BS Russia Russia Russia stories when really the Chinese were in bed with these Democrats communist pigs all along, just ask crackhead Hunter Biden where all the money is that he had to give the the pedophile loving Epstein Island vacationing, mentally ill big guy half of it.

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