Pentagon says Russian fighter flies near U.S. warship in Black Sea

A Russian fighter jet flew near a U.S. warship in the Black Sea for 12 times on Saturday amid rising tensions in eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer that arrived in the Black Sea on April 10, was patrolling in international waters in the western Black Sea when an unarmed Russian Su-24 Fencer attack aircraft repeatedly flew nearby, Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters.   Read More…

Comment: What kind of crooked logic is this? It is more appropriate for the Russian jet fighter to be in this area than for the American warship. Here is the real question: – What is American waship doing there near Russia’s border, 5.5 thousand miles from American territory? This is what really IS provocative.

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