WASHINGTON, (BM) – The USA talked about the “dangerous” interception of their aircraft by a Russian Su-35 fighter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according the press release of the Sixth Fleet of the American Navy.
“We identified this meeting as unsafe, since the Su-35 maneuvered at high speed with the belly up at a distance of 25 feet,” the message says. It is also noted that as a result of this, the pilots and crew of the American patrol aircraft P-8A Poseidon were at risk.
After meeting with a Russian fighter, the crew of the American aircraft announced a wave of turbulence. The entire interception, according to the Navy, lasted about 42 minutes.
The Sixth Fleet called such actions “irresponsible” and called on Russia to comply with international standards that were set to ensure security and prevent incidents. It is noted that the American “plane did not provoke Russian actions.”
The Russian Defense Ministry has not yet responded to these statements. However, the military department has repeatedly stated that all Russian Airspace Forces flights were and are being carried out in strict accordance with international rules.
On April 8, American F-22 fighter jets intercepted two Russian IL-38 anti-submarine aircraft in the Bering Sea region. Russian aircraft entered the Alaska air defense identification zone, but did not violate the airspace.
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