Russia jets make "simulated attack" passes near US destroyer -US

by Reuters
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 15:28 GMT

WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer on April 12 in international waters off Russia, a U.S. 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. (Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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