Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Local old age home turns out to greet USS John L Hall in Sevastopol, Ukraine
Gist: About a hundred activists turned out to greet the USS John L Hall at the pier in Sevastopol. They carried anti-US and anti-NATO signs and shouted "Yankee go home!". The Ukrainian authorities delayed the Hall's entry into port in hopes the small crowd would disperse, but in vain.
Comment: In contrast to the visits of the USCG Dallas and the USS Mount Whitney back in 2008, right after the Five Day War, the crowds are much smaller and there isn't much discussion of the visit on message boards.
Just a normal port visit to an almost normal foreign port, like anywhere else in the world.