The USS Truxtun, a US guided-missile destroyer, will carry out more exercises with allied ships in the Black Sea
, its commander said on Saturday, in a further sign of the international response to Russia
's actions in Ukraine
Commander Andrew Biehn
was briefing reporters aboard the 300-crew destroyer as it lay docked in a Bulgarian port.
The USS Truxtun last week took part in drills with Romanian and Bulgarian ships a few hundred miles from Russian forces that entered Ukraine
's Russian-majority of Crimea after mass protests toppled the country's pro-Moscow