19 Russian Jets Force US Navy Destroyer Away From Territorial Waters
Russian Navy jets forced a US Navy ship into the eastern Black Sea after it was noticed
heading into Russia's territorial waters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-24 jets forcedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Ross_%28DDG-71%29 to go into neutral
waters in the Black Sea, a source in Crimea's security forces told RIA
The US Navy ship was noticed heading directly toward Russian waters
after leaving the Romanian port of Costanta. The incident comes on the
same day as fugitive Georgian ex-leader Mikheil Saakashvili's
appointment as governor of Ukraine's Black Sea-bordering Odessa region.
"The ship's crew acted provocatively and
aggressively, which caused alarm among operators of monitoring stations
and Black Sea Fleet ships carrying out assignments in the Black Sea.
Scrambled Su-24 attack jets demonstrated a readiness to forcibly
suppress border violations and defend the country's interest," the
According to the source, Russian Black Sea Navy ships are constantly
monitoring Russian territorial waters and are ready to suppress any
"It seems that the Americans did not forget the April 2014 incident when
one Su-24 actually shut down all equipment on the new USS Donald Cook
American destroyer with anti-missile system elements," the source added.
Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said that US missile
ships near Russian borders pose a danger to strategic stability
on Saturday, while at the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit
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Gulf of Tonkin incident, anyone?