June 27, 2017

Russian military 'harassed' US-flagged merchant ship in the Baltic ahead of exercises

Featuring Jerry Hendrix

Source: Defense News

Journalist David B. Larter

The Russian military has been accused of harassing a U.S.-flagged cargo ship carrying equipment for an annual military exercise in the Baltic region that wrapped up Friday. 

At least one Russian naval vessel and helicopters harassed the M/V Green Ridge in late May as it was bound for a port in Lithuania, an encounter the ship’s master characterized as “intense and threatening,” per an internal report on the incident obtained by Defense News. 

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  • Jerry Hendrix

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Program

    Jerry Hendrix was the Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. A retired Captain in the United States Navy, his staff ...