13:10 Apr. 15, 2016
Ukrainian official comments on recent incident between Russian bombers and American warship
Kremlin will act ruthlessly as long as it sees no resistance. This is according to the Secretary of Ukraine's Security Council Oleksander Turchynov. He commented on the recent provocations of Russian Su-24 bomber planes in the Baltic sea.
"Russia has really gotten pretty brazen and constantly provokes other countries. But they will be conceited as long as they are allowed to be", said Turchynov during his visit to Poland.
He claims Russian airplanes were flying over the American warship "for a reason".
"They demonstrated readiness to attack. Put yourself in the shoes of the ships' staff. It is really difficult to distinguish a drill from a real attack", added Turchynov.
In this Tuesday, April 12, 2016 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, two Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft fly near USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea (AP Photo)
Ukrainian official also reminded that Kremlin jets only stopped violating Turkey's borders after Ankara shot down one of the Russian aircraft.
Two Russian bombers approached U.S.S. Donald Cook warship several times during the joint military exercises between America and Poland on April 11. The next day two combat choppers Ka-27 also neared the ship.
According to Washington, the pilots were simulating an attack and didn't react when called to stop provocations.