We have seen this at other periods of history, notably the collapse of the USSR. Now it is the United States that is so unstable and so unpredictable that Russia and China have to try and work out who they are dealing with.
China assessed the possible
consequences of the
provocations of the US navy
off the coast of the Russian
Российские военные предупредили американцев, что готовы к таранному маневру. После этого эсминец ВМС США ушел в нейтральные воды.
24 November, 2020
An attempt to impede free navigation for Russian ships could threaten the United States with serious consequences, experts interviewed by the Chinese agency Soho say.
According to experts, the United States, using the rules of the high seas, is trying to lock up its competitors within its territories. With such behavior, the US Navy discredits these laws and endangers their continued existence.
In addition, despite the US statements that the country is a supporter of free shipping, by their maneuvers they infringe on Russia's interests in the waters under its jurisdiction.
According to Chinese journalists, if the United States crosses the conditional "red line", it can prepare for tough retaliatory measures from Russia.
"If the need arises, Russia will sink any warship, including aircraft carriers," the authors of the article believe.
Earlier on Tuesday, it became known that the large anti-submarine ship "Admiral Vinogradov" stopped violation of the state border of Russia by the US Navy destroyer "John McCain" in the Peter the Great Gulf. It was clarified that the US Navy destroyer John McCain, which entered the territorial waters of the Russian Federation, went 2 km beyond the border line in Peter the Great Bay (near Vladivostok).
The Russian military warned the Americans that they were ready for a ramming maneuver. After that, the US Navy destroyer went into neutral waters.
The truth is not what is being portrayed here. Putin simply does not know who he is going to be dealing with. He is very prudent.