Russian Su-27 intercepted two American aircraft

The Russian Defense Ministry released footage of the interception of two US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the skies over the Black Sea.

A Russian Su-27 fighter jet intercepted two US Air Force planes in the skies over the Black Sea. Upon approaching, the Russian crew identified targets as the US Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft and the US Navy’s Poseidon patrol aircraft.

After they turned away from the Russian border, the Su-27 returned to the home airfield.

The entire flight of the Russian Su-27 aircraft took place strictly in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace. Violations of the state border of Russia by an American reconnaissance aircraft were not allowed, the department added.