AFP | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny
The United States on Tuesday condemned the crash of a Russian plane “reckless” with one of its drones over the Black Sea that led to the destruction of the American plane.
A Russian Su-27 fighter jet collided with an American MQ-9 Reaper drone over the Black Sea on Tuesday, the US military’s European Command said.
“Our MQ-9 aircraft was performing routine operations in international airspace when it was intercepted and attacked by a Russian aircraft, resulting in the crash and total loss of the MQ-9,” US Air Force General James Hecker , CEO of US Air said. European Forces and African Air Forces.
“In fact, the unsafe and improper operation by the Russians almost caused the downing of both planes.”
Russian intrusions in the region are common, but this one “is noteworthy because of how insecure and unethical, frankly reckless it is,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters.
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