Pilots Observed 'All Safety Precautions' When Flying Over US Destroyer, Russia Says

Pilots Observed 'All Safety Precautions' When Flying Over US Destroyer, Russia SaysRussia’s Defense Ministry says its pilots observed “all safety precautions” when flying over a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea this week. Russian SU-24 fighter jets overflew the USS Donald Cook at close range more than 30 times on Monday and Tuesday, with one pass just 30 feet above the ship, causing a wake in the waters nearby. “All flights of Russian Aerospace Forces planes strictly abide by international rules for using airspace over neutral waters,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said today.

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