A Russian Su-27 fighter has once again made a dangerous maneuver near an American spy plane in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. This was stated by the representatives of the US Department of Defense, CNN reported.
CNN said that the Russian Su-27 performed an aerobatics barrel roll (360 degrees revolution around the longitudinal axis) about 30 meters from the American plane.
According to Reuters, Pentagon spokesman Bill Urban said that such actions of the Russian fighter jet may lead to an escalation of tensions between the two countries.
"This unsafe and unprofessional air interception can cause serious harm and injury to all crews involved in the incident," Urban said.
He also noted that such incidents have occured several times over the last few weeks, and that the United States is "very concerned" with such behavior.
The Russian Ministry of Defense did not officially comment on the incident.
On April 17, 2016, the United States European Command reported that a Russian Su-27 had intercepted a U.S. Air Force RC-135 in the skies over the Baltic Sea