Russian jets in repeated 'aggressive' passes of US warship

Two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft fly over the USS Donald Cook, operating in the Baltic Sea April 12, 2016A Russian military jet came within a few feet of a US destroyer in international waters in the Baltic Sea during a series of “aggressive” overflights, US officials said Wednesday. Russian aircraft repeatedly buzzed the USS Donald Cook this week, including an incident Tuesday in which a Russian Su-24 flew just 30 feet (nine meters) above the ship in a “simulated attack profile,” said the US military’s Europe Command (EUCOM). “We have deep concerns about the unsafe and unprofessional Russian flight maneuvers,” EUCOM said in a statement.

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