Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov did not confirm or deny evidence that Vladimir Putin reacted very negatively to the flight of Russian military aircraft in the vicinity of a U.S. Navy ship in the Black sea. Bloomberg reported earlier that the Russian leader at a meeting in the government said about the inadmissibility of such provocations.
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Dmitry Peskov called called closed information about Putin’s reaction to the actions of the defense Ministry. “Closed meetings – they are in order and held that it was possible to exchange views on the most pressing issues”, – quotes the press-Secretary of “Interfax”.
However, a Kremlin spokesman said the President does not support tension. “He advocated a very strict adherence to the provisions of the relevant instruments of international law that govern the interaction to avoid dangerous incidents, whether in the air or on the sea,” concluded Sands.
On the eve of the Bloomberg Agency said that Putin called “risky” incident, when Russian aircraft approached the U.S. ship in the Black sea. According to the Agency, during the government meeting, some participants said that the Americans “deserved it”, but Putin stopped them with a question: “are You crazy?”.
While Bloomberg did not specify what kind of incident was discussed. Recall that one of the most notorious cases occurred in September 2014 in the Black sea. Russian su-24 bomber made a “dangerous maneuvers” next to the American destroyer “Donald cook”, after which several of the sailors of the U.S. Navy filed a letter of resignation.