The United States military has strongly condemned the close “flybys” by two Russian warplanes.
The aircraft staged what looked like simulated attack passes near a US guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea.
Whoa! Watch a Russian attack plane buzz a U.S. destroyer in the Baltic Sea: https://t.co/dk747PoWwc— Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) April 13, 2016
The Russian Su-24 planes appeared unarmed but flew within an estimated 9 metres from the ship and twice passing below the ships navigation bridge.
An American official described them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.