Just as the U.S. ship has freedom of navigation in international waters, the Russian jets have freedom of navigation in international skies, Konashenkov said.
“The principle of freedom of navigation for the U.S. destroyer, which is staying in close proximity to a Russian naval base in the Baltic Sea, does at all not cancel the principle of freedom of flight for Russian aircraft,“ the spokesman said.
Ok, no harm no foul for both parties. But is Russia trying to say the King (United States) has no clothes? If this happened 30 years ago, either Russia or the United States would have opened fire.