14 maart 2023 om 18:16 CET
A Russian fighter jet collided with a US surveillance drone in international airspace above the Black Sea, forcing the unmanned aircraft to crash, the US said.
The Su-27 aircraft, accompanied by a second Russian jet, struck the propeller of the MQ-9 Reaper drone in what was an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept at around 7 a.m. local time, US European Command said. The two Russian fighter jets flew in front of and dumped fuel on the drone before the strike, it said.
“Our MQ-9 aircraft was conducting routine operations in international airspace when it was intercepted and hit by a Russian aircraft, resulting in a crash and complete loss of the MQ-9,” Air Force General James Hecker said. “In fact, this unsafe and unprofessional act by the Russians nearly caused both aircraft to crash.”
In February, the Pentagon scrambled fighter jets to counter four Russian aircraft that approached US airspace. The US military was on heightened alert following the shooting down of an alleged Chinese spy balloon and a series of other unidentified objects over US airspace.
Biden will phone Putin and ask for excuses, case closed.
I was literally just about to post a link about this same story from my favorite American conservative news and commentary website. The muscovites continue testing the United States’ resolve about whether to risk full-scale WWIII. Stupid idiots.
Also, I’d asked on another article here, about how strong the Ukrainian economy is. I’m wondering if I need to move there just to marry that Ukrainian lady I’d described earlier.
Fuck the lady! She only wants your money, and you don’t have any. Support Ukraine for the sake of love. Ukrainians are fucked up like no other people these days.
We should’ve shot down their aircraft for years, every time they act like the assholes that they are. How many times did they buzz our aircraft or enter NATO airspace? This incident should not be left unanswered!
The Pentagon isn’t going to be very happy. I have a feeling they will get even.