The United States Navy just reported “multiple, aggressive flight manoeuvres by Russian aircraft” on two separate occasions while in international waters. While conducting deck landing drills yesterday “two Russian SU-24 jets made numerous close-range and low altitude passes” near the USS Donald Cook.
Earlier today, a Russian helicopter made multiple circles around the ship, followed by 11 low altitude passes by two more SU-24 jets. Eleven! “The Russian aircraft flew in a simulated attack profile and failed to respond to repeated safety advisories in both English and Russian.”