Russia says respected all safety rules in passes near U.S. warship - Ifax | Reuters

MOSCOW The crews of the Russian Su-24 bombers which flew near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday respected all safety rules, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying on Thursday

Reuters April 15, 2016 00:46:53 IST
Russia says respected all safety rules in passes near U.S. warship - Ifax
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Russia says respected all safety rules in passes near US warship  Ifax
 Reuters

MOSCOW The crews of the Russian Su-24 bombers which flew near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday respected all safety rules, Interfax news agency quoted Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying on Thursday.

The U.S. military said that the warplanes had simulated attack passes near the USS Donald Cook, with one official describing them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.


(Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Dmitry Solovyov)

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