Russian fighter jet flies 'dangerously close' to United States military plane

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November 5, the Russian su-27 afterburner was intercepted by US coast guard patrol plane, EP-3 Aries in global airspace, closed with him just a few meters.

The U.S. Navy claims that such actions endangered the crew of the EP-3, which reported turbulence and vibration. He says there was no communication between the two aircraft and the incident lasted about 25 minutes.

The Pentagon said that the EP-3 was conducting routine operations while the encounter happened, not provoking the Russian activity. The crew of the EP-3 reported turbulence after the first interaction and vibration after the second.

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"We expect them to behave within global standards set to ensure safety and to prevent incidents, including the 1972 Agreement for the Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA)", said in a statement.

"Although the Russian military has the right to train in worldwide airspace, this interaction was irresponsible, the statement of the US Navy".

The Russian Embassy in the USA posted a brief statement on Twitter denying any fault. In that case, an Su-27 "buzzed" another EP-3 Aries - passing within just 1.5m. USA officials say the aircraft was flying with its navigation transponder announcing its position, but neither the Russian pilot nor ground control operatives attempted to make contact.

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Encounters between Russian and well as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation warplanes have increased as Moscow has been seeking to demonstrate its resurgent military might.

The Ministry called the Russian military action irresponsible, demanding to behave in accordance with worldwide standards to ensure safety and prevent unsafe incidents.

At least six US Air Force spy planes conducted a number of flights along Russia's borders on November 5.

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The Russian embassy in Washington tweeted that the Russian crew was "preventing a violation of Russian airspace and followed all necessary safety procedures".

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