Federation Council member dismisses U.S. complaints about flights of Russian planes over Baltics

Russian military planes fly over the Baltic Sea in compliance with international regulations, and the West should "stop being hysterical" about these flights, says Russian Federation Council international affairs committee head Konstantin Kosachyov.

Russian military planes fly over the Baltic Sea in compliance with international regulations, and the West should "stop being hysterical" about these flights, says Russian Federation Council international affairs committee head Konstantin Kosachyov.

In commenting on reports that the U.S. was outraged by the fact that a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter recently intercepted a U.S. RC-135U reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea in what it described as an unsafe manner, Kosachyov pointed out that the U.S. is not a Baltic country.

"In connection with this incident, one important detail should be remembered: Russia is a Baltic country, while the U.S. is not. And if we hear that the matter is about international airspace, the answer is: then stop being hysterical about similar Russian flights, describing them as aggression and demonizing Russia," he said.

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