Sunday, April 12, 2015

U.S. Protests Intercept Of Reconnaissance Plane By Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is protesting an intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance plane by a Russian fighter jet last week, calling it "unsafe and unprofessional" amid what it views as increasingly aggressive air operations by Moscow.



Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright says the U.S. was filing a complaint to Russia "through diplomatic channels" after the April 7 incident over the Baltic Sea. Russian officials have denied their pilot did anything wrong, according to several news reports.



According to the Pentagon, the U.S. RC-135U plane was flying in international airspace north of Poland. U.S. officials say a Russian SU-27 fighter intercepted the U.S. plane at a high rate of speed from the rear, and then proceeded to conduct two more passes using "unsafe and unprofessional maneuvers" in close proximity.

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