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Russian jet threatens US military after America warns it will SHOOT DOWN Putin’s planes

A RUSSIAN fighter jet “aggressively” flew within 50ft of the US military just days after tensions flared between the former Cold War enemies.


An Su-27 fighter reportedly barrel-rolled and “performed erratic and aggressive manoeuvres” around a US reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea.

US European Command spokesman Danny Hernandez insisted the US RC-135 aircraft never entered Russian territory.

The reportedly flew close to the wing tip US aircraft, which Moscow says was spying on its territory.

But Mr Hernandez said: “The unsafe and unprofessional actions of a single pilot have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between countries.”

Russia dismissed the report as “running counter to reality”, saying its air defences had had to scramble a fighter jet after detecting a high-speed unidentified target over the Baltic Sea heading for its borders.

After making “visual contact” with the Russian Su-27, the American reconnaissance plane changed its course away


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