Russia Says Followed ‘All Safety Measures’ in Flyover of US Ship

April 14, 2016 9:13 AM

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Russia Says Followed ‘All Safety Measures’ in Flyover of US Ship

Russia says its aircraft observed all international rules when they flew over a U.S. warship in international waters in the Baltic Sea earlier this week.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday that its SU-24 planes were conducting test flights. In answer to U.S. criticism of the maneuvers, the ministry said the Russian planes merely observed the USS Donald Cook and then turned away, "in observance of all safety measures."

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