Thursday, November 14, 2019

The US Navy canceled a routine Black Sea patrol after Trump complained that it was hostile to Russia

Ellen Ioanes
Nov. 13, 2019

Christopher Anderson, an aide to former Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, testified that the White House canceled a Navy freedom-of-navigation operation in the Black Sea after President Donald Trump complained to then-national security adviser John Bolton about a CNN report that framed the operation as a counter to Russia, Politico reported.


that operation, was canceled, but then we were able to get a second one for later in February.


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