Russian aircraft head off US warship in Black Sea, news agency says

According to Russia’s state news agency a US destroyer was moving along the edge of territorial waters in yet another encounter with western militaries

Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a US warship that was acting “aggressively” in the Black Sea, the state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing an anonymous source in Russia’s armed forces in Crimea.

The source was quoted as saying that the US destroyer Ross was moving along the edge of Russia’s territorial waters and heading in their direction.

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