AMERICA IS FURIOUS: Russian jets have just conducted a ‘simulated attack’ against a US Navy destroyer
Russia has rejected complaints by US officials who claimed attack planes buzzed dangerously close to a Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea.
Two Russian warplanes repeatedly buzzed a US Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea earlier this week in what American officials described as a “simulated attack”.
At one point, the Su-24 attack planes came so close to the ship – an estimated 30ft – that they created wakes in the water around it.
Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian defense ministry, said the pilots of Russian Su-24 jets saw the ship and turned back “while using all measures of precaution.” Konashenkov said he was baffled by what he described as the “distressed reaction of our American counterparts.”
The Russian planes appeared to be unarmed but did not respond to attempts to contact them by
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