Media: Russian fighter jet approached a US Navy aircraft over the Black sea
MOSCOW, may 14 — RIA Novosti. The Fox News channel, citing an unnamed U.S. official reports that the Russian su-27 fighter flew close to the reconnaissance aircraft of the US over the Black sea.
According to him, the incident occurred about 160 kilometers from Crimea Friday. According to sources, the TV channel, the Russian aircraft flew 12 metres from the American P-8 Poseidon.
A similar incident was reported on 9 may. According to NBC, the Russian aircraft flew six metres from the American scout. Channel sources in the Navy said that the P-8A Poseidon executed “regular job” in international airspace. The Russian defense Ministry reported that the su-30 from the composition of the active-duty air defense forces of the southern military district was raised into the sky to intercept air targets over the waters of the Black sea.
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not consider the actions of the Russian military to maneuver the su-30 fighter to intercept U.S. reconnaissance aircraft over the Black sea to undue risk.