US destroyer to hold military exercises with Romanian, Bulgarian naval forces

imgThe U.S. guided-missile destroyer Truxtun is preparing for Black Sea military exercises with Bulgarian and Romanian naval forces.

The ship departed from Greece early Thursday, passed through the Bosphorus en route to the Black Sea, but its visit is unrelated to the current events in Ukraine.

“Truxtun’s operations in the Black Sea were scheduled well in advance of her departure from the U.S.,” said Lt. Shaun Eklund, spokesman of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa in Naples.

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