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Nov 10, 2021
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US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft found near Russian borders over the Black Sea

A US reconnaissance aircraft was spotted over the Black Sea near the borders of the Russian Federation. This was announced on Wednesday by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The press service clarified that the E-8C aircraft was found on November 9. His flight lasted from 14:15 to 19:28. All this time, the aircraft was accompanied by radar equipment of the anti-aircraft missile forces of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

“The American E-8C aircraft, which took off from the Ramstein airbase (Germany), for 5 hours 13 minutes loitered in the air at echelons of 7-10 thousand meters above the northwestern, central and northeastern parts of the Black Sea,” the ministry said. …

The aircraft approached the state border of Russia by 35 km.

The ministry recalled that the destroyer Porter, the tanker John Lenthall and the command ship Mount Whitney are participating in the multinational exercise in the Black Sea region. The ships are owned by the US Navy.

Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has previously stated that the Russian military is monitoring American ships in the Black Sea. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov emphasized that NATO exercises are linked to the United States’ desire to step up its policy of containing Russia.

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