Patrol aircraft of the US Navy P-8A Poseidon, carrying out a reconnaissance flight today to the West of the Crimea, close to the black sea fleet base in Sevastopol, Russia at a distance of about 70 kilometers. This is evidenced by websites that track the movement of military aircraft.
First strategic reconnaissance aircraft RC-135 taking off from an air base Souda Bay in Greece, completed a long flight with refuelling West of Crimea.
With air force base Sigonella in Sicily to Russian borders in the Black sea flew two patrol aircraft of the US Navy P-8A Poseidon, is designed for reconnaissance and search and destruction of submarines. They flew through the airspace of Greece and Bulgaria in the area West of the Crimea.
Tuesday two us aircraft conducted reconnaissance near the Russian borders on the Black sea, the next day three more. On the eve of the Russian fighter jets were sent to intercept the scouts, after what the Pentagon called Russia’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional”.
According to military experts, the mass flights of reconnaissance aircraft of the USA near the Russian borders linked to the outbreak in the South of Russia’s strategic command and staff exercises “Caucasus 2016”.