Russia Questions U.S. 'Painful Reaction' After Jets Buzz Baltic Destroyer

April 14, 2016 10:05 AM

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Russia Questions U.S. 'Painful Reaction' After Jets Buzz Baltic Destroyer

MOSCOW — Russia said Thursday it does not understand the "painful reaction from our American colleagues" after two of its warplanes made low passes over a U.S. Navy destroyer.

A U.S. official said the maneuvers were "unsafe" and "unprofessional" — and that the jets were so low they left "wake in the water." He said a Russian KA-27 helicopter also made seven passes above the destroyer and was believed to be photographing the ship.

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