Russian fighter intercepted us plane over the Black sea

Fighter jets of the naval aviation of the black sea fleet flew to intercept American spy plane, reported in Department of information support a press-service of the southern military district.

On-duty air defense forces detected the American aircraft at a considerable distance from the border and continuously watched him with radar controls. To intercept in the air up multi-purpose fighters su-27.

"The Russian fighters approached an air of purpose and identified it as a spy plane RC-135W Rivet Joint is the U.S. air force, after which he took a course at a distance from the state border of Russia", — said the press service.

Russian border by the American plane is not violated.

The report stresses that the flights by Russian aircraft were performed in accordance with international rules of airspace use.

This is the third such incident with the American aircraft over the Black sea in recent days — on June 26, the su-30 fighter took off to intercept the patrol aircraft P-8A "Poseidon" strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 tanker aircraft KC-135, and 29 June to the Russian borders again approached the P-8A "Poseidon" and RC-135.

In addition, the activity of the us military has increased in other areas near Russia's borders. In mid-June over the Baltic sea noticed bombers b-52H, the Russian military in response to this, raised to the sky su-27. A few days later, 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.