U.S. Navy ship encounters aggressive Russian aircraft in Baltic Sea

U.S. Navy ship encounters aggressive Russian aircraft in Baltic Sea

A United States Navy Destroyer operating in international waters in the Baltic Sea experienced several close interactions by Russian aircraft on April 11 and 12. USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) encountered multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft that were performed within close proximity of the ship.
On April 11, Donald Cook was conducting deck landing drills with an Allied military helicopter when two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous, close-range and low altitude passes at approximately 3 p.m. local. One of the passes, which occurred while the Allied helicopter was refueling on the deck of Donald Cook, was deemed unsafe by the ship’s commanding officer. As a safety precaution, flight operations were suspended until the SU-24s departed the area.
On April 12, while Donald Cook was operating in international waters in the Baltic Sea, a Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter conducted circles at low altitude around the ship, seven in total, at approximately 5 p.m. local. The helicopter passes were also deemed unsafe and unprofessional by the ship’s commanding officer. About 40 minutes following the interaction with the Russian helicopter, two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes, 11 in total. The Russian aircraft flew in a simulated attack profile and failed to respond to repeated safety advisories in both English and Russian. USS Donald Cook’s commanding officer deemed several of these maneuvers as unsafe and unprofessional.
We have deep concerns about the unsafe and unprofessional Russian flight maneuvers. These actions have the potential to unnecessarily escalate tensions between countries, and could result in a miscalculation or accident that could cause serious injury or death. U.S. officials are using existing diplomatic channels to address the interactions, while the incidents are also being reviewed through U.S. Navy channels.

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20 Responses

  1. андрей иванов says:

    from Russia with love!!!!Fuck usa

  2. Геннадий Афанасьев says:

    Почему,как провокация,так видео отвратительное. Камеру, слабо,хорошую

  3. Alex Alexa says:

    GO HOME AMIS !!!!

  4. Александр Алексеев says:

    Cool! And why you write “aggressive Russian aircraft”? In what do you see
    agression? Simple aircraft, Simple flight ….
    May be, I don’t see anything ? Maybe I did not see anything? Maybe aircraft
    dropped a box of shit, and went straight to the author in the brain? :)

  5. Серж Мля says:

    Зачет! Пилоты развлеклись, матросы обосрались

  6. Леха Лаваров says:

    Fucking yankee get out in the US!!!

  7. Vincent Miceli says:

    Another example of how world powers have no respect for the Americans. For
    those of you who think this is nothing, then you are being extremely naive
    and foolish.

  8. Ali Pala says:

    The plane shot down by Turkish F-16 is trying to challange Usa :).

  9. Robert LeRoy Parker says:


  10. RUSCrane says:

    American girl in panties again defecate in fear at the sight of these
    Russian guys!

  11. GrafMKristo says:

    Relax! This is usual. A title like this puts the shame on US army! Stop
    When our russian pilot was “attacking” the vessel some operator somewhere
    inside was “attacking” the jetfighter the same time. This is the best
    reliable field practice you can ever have. At least our pilots think so.
    I think meetings go that way in every country.

  12. John Mirror says:

    Hey, people, am I the only one here that can’t see any ‘aggression’ in this
    video? Where’s the fucking aggression? Where are aggressive maneuvers
    performed by Russian planes? American sailors seem to have forgotten they
    are situated way far from the state borders of the USA – about 7000 km
    away. And Russian pilots are just 70 km from Russian state border. So who
    the fuck is aggressive here?

  13. Hente Hoo says:

    whoa. so many butthurt people complaining US Navy ship “messing in Russian
    waters”, while the ship was clearly in international waters in the Baltic

  14. RmanDC says:

    Donald Cook is marked 🙂
    Got chased around in the Black sea in 2014, and now the Baltic.

  15. James Gray says:

    They just felt the need…the need for SPEED!

  16. SaketG says:

    I’m telling you, it’s all about the UFOs.

  17. Alin Dumitru says:

    Russia wants peace with everyone its the biggest joke I’ve read in this
    comments. I mean.. lol

  18. VBreaker says:

    Заблудились ребята? Это вам наши сушки показывали дорогу к дому.

  19. Sinan Mert Ince says:

    Fuck you russian subhuman pieces of shit.The US does whatever the FUCK it
    wants on international waters.FUCK YOU.

  20. Nomad Nomade says:

    UFO’s ???