Russian fighter jets intercepted an American aircraft over the Black sea
The system of air defense of the southern military district detected the reconnaissance planes of the U.S. air force over neutral waters of the Black sea, according to the defense Ministry.
The Ministry said that on-duty air defense forces in a timely manner, revealed the actions of the us military.
At a considerable distance from the Russian border with the US air force aircraft is continuously monitored by radar controls.
In addition, they were accompanied by a Russian su-30 naval aviation black sea fleet.
"The crew of the Russian fighter approached to a safe distance to air targets, identified them as patrol aircraft P-8A Poseidon, the U.S. Navy, strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 tanker aircraft KC-135 U.S. air force, who immediately changed the direction of flight from the state border of the Russian Federation", — stated in the message.
The defense Ministry said that the flight of Russian military aircraft took place in strict accordance with international rules of airspace use. After the task completes, the fighter returned safely to their base.
Us military activity near Russia's borders in recent days has increased. So, last week over the Baltic sea noticed bombers of the U.S. air force. Russia, in response, raised the sky in an su-27. A few days later, American B-52H flying over the sea of Okhotsk. They were escorted by Russian su-30, su-35 and MiG-31.
The first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir dzhabarov, commenting on the actions of the U.S. military, said that the Russian fighter-interceptors ready at any moment to stop the flight, if there is a real necessity. The Senator drew attention to the fact that the frequency of such flights increases with the aggravation of the international situation.