US Navy re-launches Cold War era fleet

(VOVWORLD) -The US Navy re-launched its Cold War-era Second Fleet on Friday, a move that comes amid renewed tensions with Russia. 

The fleet was originally established in the earliest days of the Cold War and was primarily tasked with supporting NATO. After being re-launched, the Second Fleet will help to maintain America’s maritime superiority along the East coast and in the Atlantic region.

The US’s latest sanctions against Russia will take effect on Monday. Washington accused Moscow of using a nerve agent to "assassinate" a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.