The Pentagon showed a flight of su-24 over his ship on the Baltic sea

The Pentagon showed a flight of su-24 over his ship on the Baltic sea


The video the U.S. Navy, referenced by Reuters, shows that su-24 flew right over the destroyer. The photographs of the Russian plane is very close to the Russian ship. The American military claim that next to the plane and was flying a Russian helicopter, which is also seen at the pictures.

According to the Pentagon, this is not the first case when the Russian plane flies dangerously close to the destroyer. The pilot in Washington called “unsafe and unprofessional”.

Photo: REUTERS 2016

The incident occurred in neutral waters in the Baltic sea. American ship on 11 April withdrew from the Polish port of Gdynia and at the moment of approaching a Russian military plane was about 70 nautical miles from Kaliningrad.

Photo: REUTERS 2016

According to The Wall Street Journal, citing official representatives of the U.S. government, the American side sees it as a sign of a possible growth of tensions demonstrated, despite Moscow’s consent to negotiate with NATO.

Photo: REUTERS 2016

According to the publication, one of the approaches occurred at the very moment when from the deck of destroyer “Donald cook” was to Polish up the helicopter. Because of this, the takeoff had to be postponed.

White house press Secretary Josh Ernest said that “this case… is completely incompatible with professional norms of military personnel who work in close proximity to each other in international waters and international airspace”.