Disinfo: The reason simulated attacks against “Donald Cook” took place is…

Summary

The reason simulated attacks against “Donald Cook” took place is that the US warship is “not appropriate” on “Russia’s” Baltic Sea.

Disproof

The The Russian aircraft' simulated attack against Donald Cook took place in international waters (bit.ly/1V1QjiX), . According to White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, the fighter jet's behaviour was “entirely inconsistent with the professional norms of militaries operating in proximity to each other in international waters and international airspace”.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue24
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe, Baltic states

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