Russian su-24s, finding the destroyer US Navy “Donald cook” in the Baltic sea, turned away from him with observance of all security measures. This was announced on Thursday the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov, reports TASS.
“Finding the vehicle in the area of visual sight, the Russian pilots made a top from it with observance of all security measures,” — said Konashenkov.
According to him, an American destroyer at the time of the flyby Russian su-24 was located about 70 kilometers from the Russian naval base, and on the day of rapprochement with the destroyer crews of su-24 aircraft of the Russian space forces performed routine training flights over neutral waters of the Baltic sea.
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“The flight path of Russian aircraft passed through the area, where the Navy destroyer USS “Donald cook”, located about 70 km from the Russian naval base,” — said Konashenkov.
The defense Ministry added, “all the aircraft belonging to the Russian VKS carried out in strict accordance with international rules of using airspace over neutral waters”.