Polish Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador
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The Polish Foreign Ministry in Warsaw has reportedly summoned Russian ambassador to Poland, Sergey Andreyev, for a meeting over Russian “provocation over the Baltic”.
The Foreign Ministry in Warsaw. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
According to sources close to the Niezalezna.pl website, the summons is of “high priority”.
Earlier this week, Russian jets performed “aggressive flight manoeuvres” against a US warship cooperating with Polish personnel in the Baltic Sea, American naval officials have stated.
The USS Donald Cook, which was in international waters, was carrying out deck landing drills with a Polish helicopter when the first incident occurred on 11 April.
According to a statement released by US European Command (EUCOM) on Wednesday, the ship “encountered multiple, aggressive flight manoeuvres by Russian aircraft that were performed within close proximity of the ship.”
EUCOM has said that “as a safety precaution,” flight operations involving the Polish helicopter were suspended until the aircraft left the scene.