The Ambassador of Russia in Poland Sergey Andreev urgently summoned to the Polish foreign Ministry in connection with the maneuvers of Russian fighters over the American destroyer, on Board of which was the Polish helicopter, reports “Radio Poland”. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski said Poland and the US will jointly consider a response to the incident.
On the eve of a U.S. official told CNN that next to the American destroyer “Donald cook” in the Baltic sea for the last few days “very close” flew the Russian su-24 bombers without weapons. The Wall Street Journal wrote, referring to official representatives of the US authorities that one of the approaches occurred at the very moment when from the deck of the destroyer was to Polish up the helicopter, causing the takeoff had to be postponed.
Us official reported to Reuters that the Russian planes simulated attack approach. He described the incident as one of the most aggressive actions during the recent years. The action of the su-24 was also commented on in the White house: the official White house spokesman Josh earnest stressed that the incident “is completely incompatible with professional norms of military personnel who work in close proximity to each other in international waters and international airspace”.
Later the us military has released video and photos of the U.S. Navy. Reuters wrote citing footage that one of the su-24 flew right over the destroyer. The photographs of the Russian plane is very close to the American ship.
Thursday commented on the incident the Ministry of defence. The official representative of Department major General Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian planes turned away with observance of all security measures. He explained that the American destroyer at the time of the flyby Russian su-24 was located about 70 km from the Russian naval base, and on the day of rapprochement with the destroyer crews of su-24 aircraft of the aerospace defence forces of Russia carry out the planned training flights over neutral waters of the Baltic sea.
Konashenkov added that “all the aircraft belonging to the Russian VKS carried out in strict accordance with international rules of using airspace over neutral waters”.