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Russian, Chinese Warships Operating In Alaskan Waters, US Dispatches Destroyers In Response

In an unusual move, four U.S. warships were sent to the Aleutian Islands after 11 Russian and Chinese warships were spotted operating in Alaskan waters. Republican Alaska Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Markowski confirmed the presence of foreign vessels and stressed the importance of the situation.

In a joint statement, Senator Sullivan expressed concern about China and China. Russia Naval operations noted that such cooperation was an unprecedented event.

“First, this is unprecedented not only for Alaska but also for the United States, with 11 warships under joint operation by China and Russia, and China and Russia working together more and more. We’re basically doing freedom of navigation and invasion operations into the Alaskan region,” Sullivan said.according to Alaskan news source.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast at a post-meeting reception at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 21, 2023 (Photo by Pavel Byrkin/SPUTNIK/AFP) (Photo by PAVEL BYRKIN/SPUTNIK/ AFP via Getty) image)

The incident marks an improvement in the U.S. response compared to similar incidents the previous summer when Chinese and Russian navies maneuvered off the coast of Alaska. Senator Sullivan expressed satisfaction with the US government’s stronger response, in contrast to previous “lukewarm” responses, and stressed the importance of protecting vital national interests. (RELATED: Two Navy sailors charged with leaking defense secrets to Chinese operatives)

“It was reassuring to see the four U.S. Navy destroyers intercept the invasion. This sends a strong message to Xi Jinping and President Putin that the United States will not hesitate to defend and defend its vital interests in Alaska. It will happen.”

Senator Markowski also joined, emphasizing Alaska’s strategic position close to foreign enemies. China and Russia. He stressed that Alaska plays a vital role in national defense and territorial sovereignty and called for greater investment in military capabilities and capabilities within the state.

“This is a stark reminder of Alaska’s proximity to both China and Russia, and the vital role Alaska plays in our national defense and territorial sovereignty. We are committed to securing the funding and resources to expand our military capabilities and capabilities in Alaska, and our colleagues must join us in supporting these investments.”

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