Russian jet passes at close range over US warship in Black Sea

April 14, 2014: The Particular USS Donald Cook can be docked in the Black Sea port associated with Constanta, Romania.APA Russian warplane made numerous close-range passes by an American warship within the Black Sea more than the actual weekend, in what the Pentagon can be calling a new "provocative" move amid escalating tensions inside the region.The jet, the Russian Su-24, made numerous low-altitude passes upon Saturday more than the particular USS Donald Cook, a new guided-missile Navy destroyer inside the western Black Sea, your Pentagon confirmed.According to end up being able to officials, the actual jet designed a total involving 12 passes more than the actual course of 90 minutes. This didn't as soon as reply for you to multiple contacts and warnings from your USS Donald Cook, despite the particular fact that your U.S. Navy ship has been able to attain the cockpit directly.The Pentagon says the jet had no noticeable missiles mounted on its wings and also that the incident ended without having any exchange associated with fire."This provocative along with unprofessional Russian motion will be inconsistent with international protocols as well as prior agreements of the skilled interaction in between our militaries," Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said.The reduced altitude of the jet varied at times from "virtual sea level a number of thousand feet," Warren said. The jet failed to "buzz" your Cook, yet "flew also close," he said.A 2nd Russian Su-24 has been in the area the whole time, yet failed to create any kind of similarly provocative maneuvers.The Pentagon says there has been - - simply no official communication with the Russians since your incident, and also that will a new formal protest has not really but been filed.It's not really unusual with regard to U.S. Navy ships in order to operate in the Black Sea.The Donald Cook moved to the region last week with regard to what the Navy referred to always be able to as "routine operations," even though your deployment is viewed mostly as a - - symbolic reaction in order to tensions across the Ukrainian-Russian border.The jet encounter further escalates those tensions as pro-Russian protesters seize or block government buildings within eastern Ukraine. U.S. officials have accused Moscow associated with fueling the actual unrest, as had been alleged inside the Crimean Peninsula final month.The Obama administration features threatened further sanctions amid the violence.Fox News' Justin Fishel and also Your Connected Press contributed for you to this report.