US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that US warship, the USS Donald Cook, would have been within its rights to shoot down the Russian warplanes which flew within metres of the destroyer in the Baltic.
USS Donald Cook in Klaipėda
© DELFI / Mindaugas Ažušilis

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