Russia reports of US drones flight over Crimean Peninsula

Russia reports of US drones flight over Crimean Peninsula

TEHRAN, Aug. 28 (MNA) – Russian Ministry of Defense reports flight of US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk drones over the southwestern part of the Black Sea in area of Crimean Peninsula in the direction of the Russian border.

To prevent a possible violation of the border and counteract electronic intelligence, two Russian fighters deployed, resulting in US Air Force drones changing their flight direction and leaving reconnaissance areas, the Russian ministry said, according to Sputnik news agency.

MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk drones were detected flying towards the Russian border over the southwestern part of the Black Sea, the Russian defense ministry also said.

Two Russian air defense jets were scrambled to prevent a possible border violation. As a result, the drones left the area of aerial reconnaissance, the ministry adds.

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Source: Mehr News

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