Russian Jet Buzzes U.S. Destroyer


us-shipA U.S. military official said a Russian fighter jet made multiple close-range passes at an U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea this past weekend for more than 90 minutes. The Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook at about 500 feet above sea level.

Ship commanders considered the Russian jet’s movements to be provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, though the U.S. official also said the fighter was unarmed and never in danger of coming in contact with the ship.

The USS Donald Cook was deployed to the black sea on April 10 following Russia’s military takeover in Crimea. Read more.

{Andy Newscenter}



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