US Navy release footage of Russian Su-24s making high speed passes over US warship

The vessel in question was the USS Donald Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class AEGIS destroyer.

According to Sky News the Russian aircraft did not respond to radio calls by the American vessel which the US claims breaches previous agreements between Moscow and Washington.

This is just the latest in a catalogue of encounters between Russian and western forces that have made headlines. Last month Spanish EF2000 Typhoons operating as part of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission intercepted the Russian defence minister’s aircraft which was being escorted by Su-27 “Flanker” fighters while in February, RAF fighters intercepted Tu-160 strategic bombers training in the UK’s area-of-interest over the North Sea.

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