Russian Parliament: USS Donald Cook Could Fail to Return Home

Rubric: Russia, Politics

If the US tried to shoot down Russian Su-24 bombers flew over the American destroyer USS Donald Cook, it would take a risk of losing the ship, said Igor Morozov, a member of the Federation Council’s International Affair Committee.

"The US Secretary of State John Kerry said they might shoot to kill, but they should know as well that Donald Cook approaching our borders might fail to escape then", Igor Morozov said.

Su-24 flying over USS Donald Cook

According to the senator, the US leaders have not realized yet that the Washington’s era of worldwide dominance is over. In the present-day multipolar world one should know how to reach agreements, he added. As an example, the senator reminded cooperation between the US and Russia during the air campaign in Syria.

In his turn, Vladimir Komoyedov, chairman of the parliamentary committee for defense affairs, commenting the incident happened to USS Donald Cook assured that the Russian aircraft had no weapons on board, so could not simulate an attack, reports Lenta.Ru. According to the MP, the Russian warplanes did not violate any international rules.

Russian frontline bombers Su-24 and a combat helicopter flew over American guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook deployed in the Baltic Sea on April 11 and 12.