Listen: Russian destroyer nearly collides with American ship
"USA lers, keep the camera running, as they record a Russian destroyer, nearly colliding with their ship in the dramatic encounter. The Russian warship moves to within fifty to one hundred feet of their cruiser a US aircraft overhead documents the Russian wake of their ship making a sudden high-speed turn coming up alongside the US worship all of this takes place in the Philippine sea in international waters. Acting Defense Secretary, Patrick Shanahan says the US will protests to Moscow. We'll have military and military conversations with the Russians. Of Of course course, we'll departure. we'll have to me safety of the NFL as well sport. It will not deter point endeavoring our operations collision was narrowly avoided when the American commander ordered the ship into full reverse at high speed. That is a very aggressive ingen maneuver to conduct reversing the direction of those propellers to try to get the ship to stop or to slow down as quickly as possible to ten thousand ton cruiser. It's not going to stop on a dime. Despite the severity of the episode Russian sailors can be seen sunbathing on the destroyer's deck. Russia's state run news agency claimed the US instigated the encounter the incident occurred off the coast of China and comes after president. She met with Russian President Putin, who said Chinese Russian relations, are at an unprecedented level. You're looking at the kinds of things that they can that they. Can do in concert with the Chinese to challenge the US, the Pentagon, increasingly worried Russian forces are getting reckless Tuesday, a Russian fighter jet flew right in front of a navy patrol aircraft over the Mediterranean, Sea and less month. US air force fighters. Intercepted Russian aircraft off the coast of Alaska, militarily, what they're trying to do is they're trying to challenge the United States at every particular point that they feel they can get away with it navy. Officials say the Russians had been settling, the Americans at a safe distance for some time before the incident, and that convinces them that the Russians knew exactly what they were"