According to the press service of the U.S. Department of State, during the conversation with Sergey Lavrov, John Kerry expressed “strong protest of unsafe maneuvers Russian military aircraft near the American destroyer “Donald cook” in the Baltic sea. The reaction of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia on the statement in the report of the state Department not listed.
In the version of the conversation given the foreign Ministry of Russia stated that during the discussion of the episode with the appearance of Russian aircraft near the American destroyer “Lavrov stressed that a comprehensive explanation on the subject have been given by the Ministry of defence of Russia”.
The Russian defense Ministry on 14 April reported that the crews of su-24 of the Russian space forces performed routine training flights over neutral waters of the Baltic sea. “Finding the vehicle in the area of visual sight, the Russian pilots made a top from it with observance of all security measures,” – said on this occasion the defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.
On 13 April, the Pentagon has released pictures and video of flight of the su-24. Judging by the staff of the Russian aircraft flew directly over the destroyer, which left the Polish port of Gdynia and was located 70 nautical miles from Kaliningrad.
In addition to the incident over the Baltic sea, the parties discussed and a number of other issues. The American side indicates that Kerry urged Russia to end the violence on the line of confrontation in the Donbass and called for the immediate release of Hope Savchenko “and other hostages”. The Russian foreign Ministry indicates that the parties considered the situation with the conflict in the Donbass and around Nagorno-Karabakh.
The focus of the conversation, Kerry and Lavrov paid to the situation in Syria. Both sides expressed the need to continue the ceasefire.