Russian fighters “intimidated for several hours” the Dutch Navy’s ship HNLMS Evertsen (F805), a De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate, in the Black Sea, the Dutch Defense Ministry said. The Russian fighters “intimidated for several hours” the Dutch Navy’s ship Evertsen in the Black Sea, the Dutch Defense Ministry said.
The department complained that military aircraft created a dangerous situation for the Dutch crew.
“This happened last Thursday, when the warship was southeast of Crimea,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
According to the report, the fighters “flew dangerously low and close” to the ship and “were equipped with bombs and air-to-surface missiles, which are designed to engage targets from the air.
After “several hours of intimidation” and “simulated attacks”, Evertsen began to experience interruptions in the operation of electronic equipment, according to the department. The Dutch Ministry of Defense accused Russia of violating the right to free use of the high seas.
On June 23, the British destroyer HMS Defender entered the territorial sea for three kilometers and crossed the border near Cape Fiolent in Crimea. A Russian coast guard ship fired warning shots, and the Su-24M aircraft bombed along the path of the destroyer