The Chinese military claimed on the 23rd to destroy the USS Milius in the South China Sea, but the US Seventh Fleet refuted it.
(European News Agency)
[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The Chinese military announced today (23rd) that it would drive away the US Navy Buck-class Aegis destroyer "USS Milius" (USS Milius) that broke into its "territorial waters" on Thursday.
In this regard, the US 7th Fleet refuted it, saying that the ship was only conducting routine patrol missions in the South China Sea and was not expelled by China.
Tian Junli, a spokesman for the Southern Theater of the People's Liberation Army, said on the 23rd that the USS Milius illegally broke into its "territorial waters" in the Xisha Islands in the South China Sea on Thursday. , and issued a warning to drive away, "The troops in the theater will maintain a high level of alert at all times and take all necessary measures to resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and security as well as peace and stability in the South China Sea."
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According to a Reuters report, the U.S. Seventh Fleet refuted the accusation after learning of the Chinese military’s accusation, pointing out that the Milius was only conducting routine patrols in the South China Sea and was not expelled by the Chinese side, emphasizing that “the United States will continue to be in any place permitted by international law.” Fly, sail and act".