Hamid AL-Nasser – Xeber24.net
The US military announced, yesterday evening, Tuesday, that two Russian planes intercepted an “unsafe” reconnaissance plane belonging to the US Navy while flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean.
“Two Russian Sukhoi 35 planes intercepted a 6th US Fleet surveillance plane over the Mediterranean on May 26,” the US Navy said in a statement.
The US Navy statement added that “the objection was determined to be unsafe and unprofessional, and that lasted 64 minutes.”
The Navy said, “The unnecessary procedures carried out by Russian Sukhoi 35 pilots are inconsistent with good maneuvers and international flight rules, and endanger the flight safety of the two planes.”
It is worth noting that this comes after the Pentagon announced, on April 20, that a Russian fighter jet intercepted an American reconnaissance plane over the Mediterranean Sea “in a dangerous and insecure manner.”
Translation: Selava Omar