Moscow has called the U.S. destroyers in the Baltic sea, an attempt of military pressure


Sending the U.S. destroyer “Donald cook” in the district of Kaliningrad is an attempt to exert military pressure on Russia. This was stated by Russian permanent representative at NATO, Alexander Grushko, for the first time since 2014 of the Council Russia — NATO, reports “RIA Novosti”.

“The question is, what was the objective of [the destroyer] Donald Cook, which was right next to Kaliningrad? Can you imagine a destroyer equipped with cruise missiles with a flight range of 2500 km, which can carry a nuclear warhead somewhere in new York or the Gulf of Mexico? This does not apply to military activities, is an attempt to exert military pressure on Russia”, — said Grushko.

“I think serious people understand that we will take all the necessary precautions, which should compensate the attempts to use military force,” he added, discussing with reporters the incident in the Baltic sea, where Russian military planes approached the destroyer “Donald cook”.

“This [sending of the destroyer] does not apply to military activities, is an attempt to exert military pressure on Russia. I think serious people understand that we will take all the necessary precautions, which should compensate the attempts to use military force,” — said Grushko.

According to the Ambassador, the question is, what was the task of the military vessel. He also inquired whether the representative of a “destroyer equipped with cruise missiles with a flight range of 2500 km, which can carry a nuclear warhead somewhere in new York or the Gulf of Mexico”.

Last week, the U.S. government has told about dangerous rapprochement of the Russian aircraft with an American destroyer “Donald cook”. The Pentagon released a video of the incident, which depicted that the planes flew a few dozen meters from the ship.

The defense Ministry explained what happened to the fact that the crews of su-24 of the Russian space forces performed routine training flights over neutral waters of the Baltic sea.

The incident was discussed during today’s meeting. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the representatives of the participating countries of the Alliance expressed “deep concern” in connection with the incident.