The U.S. raises concerns about a dangerous maneuver by Russian military aircraft near its destroyer in the Black Sea
U.S. naval forces counted at least three flights of Russian military aircraft over its destroyer, the USS Porter in the Black Sea according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Lieutenant-Colonel Michelle Baldanza claimed that all of the incidents occurred on February 10 and were considered by the Porter’s commander to be unsafe and unprofessional.
“The destroyer Porter was sending requests to all of the aircraft and received no answer. The Russian planes disabled their transponders,” Baldanza said. ”Such incidents cause concern because they could lead to accidents and miscalculations.”
The ship was carrying out a routine patrol in international waters after the Sea …read more