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Russian attack jets buzz US warship in riskiest encounter for years
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Russian attack jets buzz US warship in riskiest encounter for years

by firstsource newsApril 13, 2016

White House says Baltic Sea incident ‘inconsistent with professional norms of militaries operating in proximity to each other in international waters’

A Russian jet came within 30ft of a US destroyer conducting exercises in the Baltic Sea in what the US navy described as a “simulated attack” – one of the closest and riskiest encounters between the two countries’ armed forces in recent years.

The US navy released photos and videos showing Russian SU-24 fighter jets flying low over the sea and “buzzing” the USS Donald Cook – a destroyer of the Arleigh Burke class – which carries guided missiles and which had just made a call at the Polish port of Gdynia.

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