A Russian fighter “Su-27“, launched today, Saturday, to identify and escort a US Air Force
“RC-135” reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea.
The National Defense Administration Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the airspace monitoring media had been able to detect a strange air target over the international waters of the Black Sea, as it approached the borders of the Russian state.
The center added: “In order to identify the target and prevent it from approaching and violating Russian airspace, a Su-27 fighter jet was launched from its base to monitor and follow the alien plane.”
The Russian flight crew was able to identify the foreign plane, which turned out to be a strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force, an RC-135, and accompanied it over the Black Sea until it moved away from the Russian borders.