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How Russian warplane intercepts 3 US military aircraft over Black Sea: video

The Russian Ministry of Defense published a video clip of a Russian Su-30 fighter jet intercepting U.S. military spy plane over the international waters of the Black Sea.

The footage shows the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon, the strategic reconnaissance plane RC-135 and the U.S. Air Force KS-135 refueling plane being intercepted by the Russian Su-30 aircraft over the Black Sea waters.



The Russian Ministry of Defense announced earlier that the Air Defense Forces had detected at the appropriate time U.S. spy planes as they approached Russian territorial waters, and the Su-30 fighter of the Russian Black Sea Fleet intercepted and escorted them outside the region.


The air defense system of the Russian Southern Military District revealed, Friday, that their warplanes intercepted an American Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea waters.

“On June 26, 2020, forces operating in the air defense of the Southern Military Region revealed that US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft overflew the neutral Black Sea waters and were accompanied by a Russian fighter,” the Russian Defense Ministry stated .

The statement added that the Russian fighter crew adhered to the regulations for the use of international airspace, since after the completion of the mission the Russian fighter returned safely to its base.

It is noteworthy to mention that the American Air Force planes were under the supervision of Russian radars, which is at a great distance from the country’s borders.


Source:  RT, RIA Novosti, AMN

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