A Su-27 fighter plane from the southern Russian military region took off on the same day and intercepted two US reconnaissance planes over the Black Sea, the Russian Ministry of Defense said on Monday. According to the news, the Russian air defense system detected two air targets approaching the Russian border in the neutral waters of the Black Sea, and the Su-27 fighters of the air defense forces of the southern military region took off to intercept the air targets. The crew of Russian fighters approached the air target at a safe distance and identified it as the US Air Force RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft and the US Navy “Poseidon” (also known as “Poseidon”) patrol aircraft. After the US reconnaissance plane left the Russian border, the Russian fighter plane returned to the station safely. This is the second time Russian warplanes have intercepted US reconnaissance planes in 24 hours.
on the 9th, the Russian Su-27 fighter intercepted an ep-3e electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the US Navy over the neutral waters of the Black Sea. Since June this year, US reconnaissance planes have frequently flown to the Russian border areas for investigation. In response, Russian Federal Council (upper house of parliament) member jabarov said on the 9th that Russian fighter planes are ready to intercept foreign aircraft when necessary. Russia has repeatedly stressed to the United States that the flight of the US reconnaissance plane has exacerbated the tension between the two countries. Russia calls on the United States to give up this kind of flight, but the U.S. authorities refuse to do so. (head office reporter Gu Xin)