US Air Force Aircraft Spotted Over the Black Sea
OREANDA-NEWS US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft Boeing RC-135V took off from the air base of the Court-Bay on the island of Crete and went to the Black Sea, according to the PlaneRadar service. This happened after the detention of three Ukrainian ships at the Kerch Strait.
Aircraft electronic intelligence US Air Force Boeing RC-135V flew around the Black Sea against the background of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis in the Kerch Strait. American scout flew from a base on the island of Crete, and then flew along the Russian coast of the Black Sea. Russian fighter jets to intercept the Boeing not flying.
According to 9: 23 GMT, the American aircraft was in the airspace of Bulgaria.
Incident with the Ukrainian artillery boats "Berdyansk" and "Nikopol", and also raid tug "Yana Kapu" occurred on November 25. According to the FSB, three Ukrainian warships violated the territorial waters of Russia and headed for the Kerch Strait. Border guards opened fire on them. Later on the Internet there was a video of a Russian ship ramming a tug "Yana Kapu".
According to the Ukrainian Navy, six sailors were injured in the attack. The detained ships were taken to the Kerch port, a criminal case was opened under part 3 of article 322 (illegal crossing of the state border).
The incident in the Black Sea caused a strong reaction from the Ukrainian authorities. President Petro Poroshenko demanded to introduce martial law for up to 60 days, which was approved by the national security and defense Council of Ukraine. In addition, all units and units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) were put on full alert. At the same time, General mobilization is not planned.
Poroshenko also demanded that Russia return the sailors and three ships that were detained by the FSB when crossing the Russian border.
Vice Admiral, former chief of staff of the Black Sea fleet of the Russian Navy Peter Svyatashov on the air of the NSN suggested that because of the upcoming presidential elections in Ukraine, it is waiting for other provocations.