Russian fighter jets scrambled to intercept reconnaissance aircraft over the Black sea

To intercept three American planes over the neutral waters of the Black sea was raised by a Russian su-30 naval aviation black sea fleet. The crew of a Russian jet fighter identified the aircraft as a patrol aircraft P-8A Poseidon, the U.S. Navy, strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 tanker aircraft KC-135 the U.S. air force.

After approaching Russian fighter to a group of American reconnaissance aircraft, they immediately changed direction and began to move away from the Russian border, reported the Russian defense Ministry.

After the task of the Russian su-30 returned safely to their home airfield. His flight took place in strict accordance with international rules of airspace use. In addition, the flight of the American reconnaissance aircraft from the ground was continuously accompanied by a radar control at a significant distance from the Russian border.