Video: Russia scrambles fighter jet to intercept US ‘spy plane closing in on Crimea’

RUSSIA scrambled a Su-27 fighter to intercept a US spy plane closing on annexed Crimea, says Moscow.

A video shows the latest close aerial encounter between the air forces of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, it is alleged. In the footage the Boeing Poseidon spy plane is seen from Su 27 cockpit. The Russian defence ministry said: “An Su-27 fighter jet as part of the Southern Military District’s air defences was scrambled to intercept the target.

“The crew flew the aircraft at a safe distance to the aerial target and identified it as a US P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance jet.”

The Russians claim the US warplane “immediately changed the direction of its flight to fly away from the Russian state border”.

The US forces are now participating in NATO’s Sea Breeze naval drills in the Black Sea…

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