Three strategic NATO intelligence officers worked today over the Black Sea and the eastern regions of Ukraine.
At six o’clock in the morning, an American reconnaissance aircraft Boeing RC-135W Rivet Joint took off from the Haina airbase on the island of Cyprus. At about 8:00, entering the sky over the Black Sea, the plane began monitoring the occupied Crimea.
In the afternoon, it was replaced by the British reconnaissance aircraft Boeing RC-135E, which continues its reconnaissance flight after dark.
The third scout is now scanning the eastern regions of Ukraine. For several hours, the American Boeing E-8C control and target designation aircraft has been hanging in the Kharkiv-Dnepr-Donetsk triangle.