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Russian fighter jet flies within 5 feet of US plane

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A Russian jet flew within five feet of an Air Force recon plane over the Baltic Sea, per Fox News. And it happened just one day after Russia told the United States that any U.S.-led coalition planes over Syria west of the Euphrates River were considered potential targets.

American officials told Fox News the Russian jet was "provocative" and flying "erratically," deeming the encounter "unsafe."

Sounds familiar: There have been at least 35 encounters in the Baltic region this month alone between Russian and American military assets, but yesterday's incident adds to a long list of publicly reported provocative Russian military moves during the first few months of the Trump administration.