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Pentagon Warns Russia for ‘Unsafe’ Intercept of US Spy Plane Over Baltic Sea

  • Pentagon Warns Russia for ‘Unsafe’ Intercept of US Spy Plane Over Baltic Sea
    THE US has issued a warning to Russia after a fighter jet flew within five feet of a US Air Force reconnaissance plane in an “unsafe” manner over the Baltic Sea.

    The near-miss occurred over international waters on Monday, approximately 25 miles north west of Kaliningrad – a Russian enclave between Poland and Lithuania. Officials said the encounter was deemed “unsafe” due to the Russian pilot’s “high rate of closure speed and poor control of the aircraft”. 

    US Navy spokesperson Captain Jeff Davis, said: “Russia is certainly within its right to exercise within international airspace, but we want them to respect international standards for safety to prevent accidents. “The vast majority of interactions we have, intercepts that occur when we fly and that are intercepted by the Russians are safe. “This is an exception, not the norm, but we were again operating in international airspace and did nothing to provoke.”

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June 22, 2017 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , ,

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