The Pentagon said details of the alleged interception of a Russian su-25 over Syria
WASHINGTON, December 14 — RIA Novosti. The convergence of the planes of Russia and the United States in the skies over Syria lasted about 40 minutes, the American F-22 fighter jets were forced to maneuver hard to avoid a collision with the Russian su-25, reported RIA Novosti the representative of the Pentagon Eric Pachon.
“At one point, the su-25 approached close enough to the F-22, and he was forced to maneuver hard to avoid a mid-air collision,” said Close, adding that the incident occurred in the area of the Syrian city of al-Bukamal.
Earlier in the press service of the Central command (CENTCOM), the United States announced the rapprochement of the Russian and American aircraft in Syria, noting that such situations sometimes occur “several times a day and there is nothing extraordinary in them no.”
The representative of the Pentagon said that Russian aircraft fly in U.S. controlled zone in Syria six to eight times a day.
The interlocutor of the Agency noted the serious concern of the US coalition an opportunity to shoot down a Russian military plane, if it will pose a threat to its air and ground forces.
Previously, the defense Ministry denied reports by British and American media about the interception of American F-22 fighters, two Russian attack aircraft in the airspace above the East Bank of the Euphrates in Syria.