Disinfo: The Russian military aircraft broke no rules when flying over…


The Russian military aircraft broke no rules when flying over the American warship “Donald Cook”.


The fighter jet's behaviour
violated the 1972 US-USSR bilateral agreement on the "Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas" (1.usa.gov/24fejRu), . According to White House press
secretary, Josh Earnest, it was also "entirely inconsistent with the professional norms of militaries operating in proximity to each other in international waters and international airspace" (bit.ly/1V1QjiX), .


  • Reported in: Issue25
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: US presence in Europe


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