There's the answer if your asking. I wondered out loud whether our navy developed some stones with the Love Boat taking a cruise in the Agean so near the Moscova. But I was wrong. Pictured above is the Black Sea hydra on patrol near the scuttling of the Ochakov. So the Bush lays far away, splayed open with hardware on her decks, receiving dignitaries of all manner. This is the height Obama gunboat diplomacy.
Xinhua has taken note that the USS Truxtun (DDG 103), an Arleigh Burke Destroyer equipped with the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense is passing through the Bosporus. Maybe there is an adult somewhere in the Navy who survived the Google Purge and recognizes that we have strategies to deal with Slava Cruisers.
Xinhua publication of this movement is significant, where Beijing has publicly weighed in that sanctions are not the best way to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. People's Republic of China and Ukraine Strategic Partnership Development Plan (2014-2018) calls for Chinese military support in the event of in the event of a nuclear attack or the threat of one.
In the meantime, the health services department aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) in port a Yokosuka Japan has been preparing its crew for action by conducting a cardiopulmonary resuscitation training class for sailors, on March 3.
This training served to be a very useful exercise, when the following day Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, "The situation in Ukraine, which seems to be accidental, has the elements of the inevitable." I personally am very gratified that, in the event the Washington actually had to deploy, so that the Chinese may think we want them to STFU, our sailors will be prepared for the stressful conditions.
Not that the Chinese might be watching the Crimea, thinking about inevitability, just as a general concept.