Russian Military Jet Collides with US Drone over Black Sea
In a tense incident over the Black Sea, a Russian military jet collided with a US drone, according to officials. The collision occurred in international airspace and resulted in the drone crashing into the sea.
The incident began when the Russian fighter jet intercepted the drone, which was conducting surveillance in the region. The Russian military claims that the drone was flying too close to its airspace, prompting the interception. However, the US government denies these allegations, stating that the drone was operating in international airspace and was not a threat to Russian security.
As the fighter jet approached the drone, it collided with the aircraft, causing it to crash into the sea below. The Russian jet was able to return safely to its base.
The US government has lodged a formal protest over the incident, stating that it represents a clear violation of international law. The US Department of Defense has also committed to conducting a full investigation into the incident, including a review of all surveillance flights in the region.
The incident highlights the ongoing tensions between Russia and the US over the Black Sea, with both countries conducting extensive military operations in the region. It underscores the need for continued dialogue and cooperation to reduce the risk of accidents involving military equipment.