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US decries Russian collision with American drone over Black Sea

2023-03-14 09:27:03       source:The Aljazeera

March 14, 2023

The White House has condemned Russia for “unsafe” and “reckless” jet manoeuvres that the United States says led to the downing of a US drone over the Black Sea.

The US military’s European Command said in a statement that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet struck the propeller of the MQ-9 Reaper drone on Tuesday, requiring it to be brought down in international waters and resulting in the loss of the aircraft.

The Black Sea borders both Russia and Ukraine, which have been at war since Russia invaded its neighbour on February 24 last year.

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