According to him, when the Russian warplanes detected the American destroyer in the Baltic Sea, they ‘turned out of the ship observing all safety measures’. "Having detected the ship visually, the Russian pilots turned out of her observing all safety precautions", said the general.
All flights of the Russian Airspace Force are always carried out in strict adherence to international rules regarding air space management over neutral waters, reports
"Honestly, such sensitivity of our American partners is strange to us", confessed the official. "Being in operational proximity to a naval base of the Russia’s Baltic Fleet, the freedom of navigation of the American destroyer by no means overrides the freedom of flights of the Russian aircraft", he emphasized.