Russia Rejects US Criticism of Jet Incident in Baltic Sea

AAB{VOA NEWS} – Russia’s military denied one of its jets made aggressive maneuvers during an incident with a U.S Air Force reconnaissance plane flying over the Baltic Sea.

The U.S. military said the Russian SU-27 jet  had flown in “an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” getting within 15 meters of the U.S. RC-135 aircraft Thursday.

Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Russia had to scramble to dispatch an aircraft after detecting an unidentified aerial target flying at high speeds towards its border. READ MORE

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.