Recruits from Ukrainian Coast Guard unit take the oath at a military base in the Black Sea port of Odessa, April 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Yevgeny Volokin)
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The United States is sending a guided missile destroyer to the Black Sea in order to reassure European allies in the region following Russia's annexation of Crimea, sources confirmed on Monday.A Department of Defense official confirmed to AFP the warship being sent to the region was the USS Donald Cook, a guided missile destroyer.Another American destroyer, USS Truxtun, was sent to the Black Sea when the crisis between Russia and Ukraine erupted but left the region on March 21 .
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