Russia jets make 'simulated attack' passes near US destroyer

By REUTERS
April 13, 2016 18:31

 
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WASHINGTON - Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a US guided missile destroyer on April 12 in international waters off Russia, a US official said on Wednesday, describing it as one of the most aggressive acts in recent memory.

The flight by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes was so close it created "wake in the water" and was followed by seven passes by Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter taking pictures of the USS Donald Cook, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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