Russia's Black Sea Fleet says the exercises involved strikes against simulated enemy ships. NATO vessels are also carrying out drills in the region, prompting a stern response from Moscow.
Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten said the actions were "irresponsible" and that her country will address Russia about this. Russia denied that the jets flew too close to the ship.
British PM Boris Johnson has defended the UK navy's response to Russia firing warning shots at one of its warships in the Black Sea.
Russia has said several areas of the Black Sea near the Crimean coast will be off limits to foreign warships, in an anticipated move that has drawn much criticism from NATO and Ukraine.
A Russian navy cruiser is set to hold live ammunition drills in the Black Sea as a US Coast Guard ship is entering the area.
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