now docked in Batumi, Georgia.
“Whatever explanations are given for this entry, it is obvious, that it will be perceived by the Georgian leadership as an encouragement for its revanchist aspirations in respect of Russia’s allies – Abkhazia and South Ossetia – and will not promote strengthening of stability in the region,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued on June 21.
“We consider that such maneuvers are in contravention of the current nature of Russian-American relations. We expect more constructive approach from Washington, which will meet the goals of ensuring security in the South Caucasus and the Black Sea region, as a whole, and of respecting legal interests and concerns of all states located here,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Besides the Monterrey it seems another ship had previously arrived in Georgia-
The Russian Foreign Ministry also points out that on the 9th of June the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG-68) also arrived in Georgia. This is reminiscent of the delivery of "humanitarian aid" to the Georgian authorities, which was carried out by the Bush administration after the failure of the Georgian attack on South Ossetia in August 2008.
Has this one left?