Russian aircraft in 'unsafe' encounters with US destroyer -US officials

By REUTERS
February 14, 2017 21:42

 
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WASHINGTON  - Multiple Russian military aircraft came close to a US Navy destroyer in the Black Sea on Feb. 10, incidents considered to be "unsafe and unprofessional," a US official said on Tuesday.

Captain Danny Hernandez, a spokesman for US European Command, said there were three separate incidents involving Russian aircraft and the USS Porter. One involved two Russian SU-24 jets, another involved a separate SU-24, and the third involved a larger IL-38.

"USS Porter queried all aircraft and received no response," Hernandez said.

"Such incidents are concerning because they can result in accident or miscalculation," he added

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