2 US reconnaissance planes intercepted over the Black Sea

Moscow: A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted 2 US reconnaissance planes flying over the Black Sea, the Defense Ministry here stated.

“On Aug 12, Russian airspace curb systems sensed 2 air attacks reaching the Russian state border over the neutral waters of the Black Sea,” Xinhua press agency quoted the Ministry’s Zvezda broadcasting service as informing.

A Su-27 fighter jet of the Southern Military Dist. has been scrambled to intercept the attacks, it stated.

The crew of the fighter jet detected the aerial objects as US Air Enforce strategic reconnaissance airplane RC-135 & US Navy patrol airplane P-8A Poseidon, it added further.

After the US planes flew far from the Russian state border, the Su-27 repatriated to its airfield, Zvezda stated.

Within the last quite a few weeks, Russian fighter jets were scrambled frequently to intercept US reconnaissance planes over the Black Sea.