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

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There’s no denying that Russia has been flexing it’s “muscles” on the international stage in recent years and the U.S. Navy experienced similar tensions to what sailors saw during the cold war when a Russian jet flew aggressively next to a U.S. aircraft carrier recently.

The United States Navy Destroyer was operating in international waters in the Baltic Sea when it experienced several close interactions by Russian aircraft on April 11 and 12. USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) encountered multiple, aggressive flight maneuvers by Russian aircraft that were performed within close proximity of the ship.