(WMC) - A Russian fighter jet came within 20 feet of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft, according to NBC News.
The Russian Su-27 approached the American P-8A Poseidan while it was "conducting routine operations in international airspace," on Tuesday, a U.S. Naval Forces Europe spokesperson told NBC.
The officials said the interaction was safe and professional, and Russian officials said the jet performed a "greeting maneuver" toward the Americans.
Despite this, distances of more than 20 feet are often deemed unsafe and unprofessional.