US Destroyer Buzzed By Russian Jets

US Destroyer Buzzed By Russian Jets

In a surprise confession, a US official said that multiple Russian military aircrafts came close to a US Navy destroyer in the Black Sea on February 10.

Hernandez, the U.S. official, had said the three Russian aircraft flew in high speed and low altitude.

The Russian aircraft operated without their electronic identifying transponders activated.

The latest fly-by comes as Trump is facing increasing pressure over his desire to improve relations with Russian Federation.

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This month, President Donald Trump told Fox News that while he respects Russian President Vladimir Putin, it "doesn't mean I am going to get along with him". He's a leader of his country. Will I get along with them?

Hernandez did not say how close the Russian jets flew to the Porter. That incident was captured on dramatic video of the low pass near the warship.

That incident was one of several close encounters between the US and Russian militaries in 2016, but officials have said recently that such encounters had become infrequent.

Instead, the only Russian bomber incursion during the exercise involved two Tu-95 nuclear-capable bombers that flew close to Japan on January 24.

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"There were no incidents related to a flyby of Russian military aircraft near the USS Porter destroyer in the Black Sea on February 10", Maj.

While Moscow denied the claims, the encounters allegedly occurred on the last day of Sea Shield 2017 - NATO's maritime maneuvers in the Black Sea.

NATO's military presence in Eastern Europe has been increasing since April 2014 after conflict broke out in Ukraine, responding to what North Atlantic Treaty Organisation considers an aggressive Russian foreign policy.

Also, in January 2016, a Russian fighter jet flew within 15 feet of a USA reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea. Andria Slough, the Porter's commanding officer. "In any case, we are ready to take on these challenges".

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All four Russian planes were flying without their transponders on, the USA officials said.

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