A U.S. Navy destroyer collided Thursday with a Russian warships that was conducting maneuvers near the Baltic Sea, the Navy said.

The USS Ross collided with the Russian warsship while underway in international waters off the southern U.K., a U.N. official said.

Russia’s defense ministry said the collision occurred off the eastern coast of Russia and that two crew members were injured.

The Russian Defense Ministry said it had no immediate information about the nature of the injuries.

U.S.-Russia tensions have been at their highest since the end of the Cold War.

The incident comes as NATO and Russia work toward a new alliance after Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

The U.T.S., a global leader in digital research, said the Russian Navy was the first to have an American warship fired upon by Russian forces since the mid-1980s.

“The Russian navy has been operating in international territorial waters since the late 1980s,” T.A. McNeil, a research fellow at the University of California at Irvine, told the U. T.S.’s online edition.

“The Russians are not just going after U. S. ships, they’re also going after any ship that goes in their territory.

So, the Russian navy is not averse to a confrontation with the U, S. or any other ship in the international waters.”

Russia’s military has been conducting drills off the coasts of eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, with warships and submarines moving around at speeds of up to 20 knots.

The maneuvers have also come under fire from NATO and the U-S.

in recent months.

The U. N. Security Council has expressed concern about Russia’s actions and called on Russia to stop the practice.