40d8057190eb8e599ee08b88537a0212a44f6629The United States on Thursday said Russia had boosted its military flights near US shores and brusquely warned Moscow to abide by international law Washington’s concerns came only days after a European think tank warned that since Russia annexed Ukraine’s southern Crimea peninsula earlier this year, “the intensity and gravity of incidents involving Russian and Western militaries and security agencies has visibly increased.” The European Leadership Network detailed at least nine incidents over the past few months of either near misses between Russian and North American aircraft or cases where Russian planes have been observed close to US territory. More