Russian fighters intercepted two U.S. reconnaissance planes over the Black Sea
Xinhua News Agency, Moscow, August 10 (Reporter Leo) The National Defense Management Center of the Ministry of Defense of Russia issued a statement on the 10th that a Su-27 fighter plane in the southern Russian military region intercepted two US reconnaissance planes over the Black Sea that day.
The statement said that on the same day, the Russian side found two aerial targets approaching the Russian border over the neutral waters of the Black Sea, and the southern Russian military region sent a Su-27 fighter jet to intercept the target. After the Russian fighter approached the target, it was confirmed to be the US RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft and the P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft.
The statement said that after the US military plane left the Russian border, the Russian fighter plane returned to the base. Russian fighter jets always abide by international airspace rules during the flight. The US military aircraft did not violate Russian airspace.
On the 9th, a Su-27 fighter plane in the Southern Russian Military Region intercepted a US EP-3E Aries electronic reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea.
NATO aircraft headed by the United States often arrive near the Russian border for reconnaissance activities, and Russia has always firmly opposed this.