The state Department called the intercept by fighter jet Russian airplane of the United States “disregard for international norms»
The US state Department said that the interception by Russian fighter su-27 reconnaissance aircraft the United States Navy EP-3E Aries II (one of the modifications of P-3 Orion) over the Black sea is a “gross violation by Russia of international norms and agreements”.
“We call on Russia to stop these unsafe actions that increase the risk of miscalculations that threaten the flight crews of both sides, as well as collisions in the air,” reads the statement of the state Department.
Earlier it was reported that the electronic reconnaissance aircraft long-range made a long reconnaissance flight near the Russian borders on the Black sea. American pilots said that the fighter approached the US aircraft at a distance of five feet (1.5 m). Because of this, the mission P-3 Orion ended prematurely. The defense Ministry announced that it had acted “in compliance with all necessary security measures”.