Russian Su-30 fighters intercept U.S. spy plane over Black Sea

Russian Su-30 fighters intercept U.S. spy plane over Black Sea

Russian Su-30 fighters intercepted a US Navy Boeing P-8 Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol plane over the Black Sea, Russia’s National Defense Control Center reported on Wednesday.

Russian radar stations detected an aerial target approaching Russia’s state border. Su-30 fighters of the Black Sea Fleet’s quick reaction alert naval aviation and air defense forces were scrambled to identify the target, the statement says.

"The crews of the Russian fighters identified the aerial target as a Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft, and shadowed it over the Black Sea," TASS cited the National Defense Control Center as saying.

The aircraft that belonged to the United States was not allowed to violate Russia’s state border, it stressed.

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