Sergei Gorbachev, director of the CIS Institute in Sevastopol, assessed the likelihood of a military clash between the United States and Russia at sea. His words lead RIA News…
According to the expert, a “hot” variant of a military clash in the Black Sea is possible only in case of a high degree of aggravation of the situation, comparable to the outbreak of hostilities. Neither the United States nor Russia will open fire to kill without the threat of hostilities from the enemy, Gorbachev said.
“No one will open fire to kill until it is expedient. In this regard, the actions in 1988 of the commander of the patrol ship “Selfless” Vladimir Ivanovich Bogdashin, who had already passed away, when, without using weapons, he found methods to solve the problem of ousting a potential enemy and intruder from our territorial waters are indicative, ” Gorbachev.
In his opinion, then the Americans drew conclusions and for decades “did not allow such provocations.” Practice shows that the Americans are not “very eager to fight, especially with a country like Russia,” the expert said.