Russian SU-27 Fighter Intercepted Two US Military Aircraft Over The Black Sea
A Russian SU-27 fighter intercepted two US military aircraft over the Black Sea on Thursday, and, as the fighter approached, they moved away from Russia's borders, according to journalists at the National Defense Management Center (NDMC, part of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation).
According to the military, on July 30, over the neutral waters of the Black sea, two air targets were detected approaching the state border of the Russian Federation, for their interception, a SU-27 was raised from the air defense duty of the southern military district. "The crew of the Russian fighter jet consistently approached the air objects at a safe distance and identified them as a strategic RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft of the US air force and a p-8A Poseidon base patrol aircraft of the US Navy," the NDMC noted.
After turning the American planes from the border of Russia, the fighter returned to the home airfield.
The NDMC noted that the entire flight of the Russian su-27 took place following international rules for the use of airspace. "Violations of the state border of the Russian Federation by American reconnaissance aircraft are not allowed," the Center added.
That is the fourth such case in the past week; the previous ones occurred on July 23, 24, and 27.