U.S. Navy ship encounters aggressive Russian aircraft in Baltic Sea DSC 0015

Headquarters, United States European Command Media Operations Division Release: 16-09 April 13, 2016 U.S. Navy ship encounters aggressive Russian aircraft in...

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Comment by AQUAMAN on April 15, 2016 at 1:52pm

Thanks for the visual map Willy. Did you hear exactly where our ship was in the Baltic? All I see in the news is in "International waters", and it's a big territory on the chart. Some have also speculated it's to send a message to Poland, whom had a helicopter aboard in NATO training. This buzz by two jets was only 75' away, not the usual 1,000' of some past encounters. This isn't a game, millions of lives may be in the balance. The jets were said to be unarmed, but the stunt was a deliberate action of what an attack would simulate.

Comment by Willy on April 14, 2016 at 8:42am

That was close. I bet the pilots were laughing as they buzzed the ship and you know they most likely had orders from their command to do this. Below is a map referencing the Baltic sea and Russia's proximity to it.

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