Russian SU-27 Escorted A US Air Force Reconnaissance Plane P-8A Poseidon Over The Black Sea
The National Defense Control Center reported that after the turn of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft from the state border, "the Russian fighter returned safely to the home airfield."
A Russian SU-27 fighter jet was climbing to intercept an American P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane over the Black sea, according to the National Center for Defense management of the Russian Federation.
"The crew of a Russian fighter jet approached the air object at a safe distance, identified it as an American P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft," the center said.
They also noted that after the turn of the American plane from the state border, "the Russian fighter returned safely to the home airfield."
The flight of the Russian su-27 took place strictly in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace. "Violation of the state border of the Russian Federation is not allowed," the NSO stressed.