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Pentagon: Russian Su-27 Fighter Flies Close to US Navy Spy Jet Over Black Sea

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The Pentagon reported of a flyby of a US spy aircraft by Russian fighter jet over the Black Sea last Tuesday, noting that the maneuver was carried out safely and professionally.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A Russian Su-27 fighter jet flew within 20 feet of a US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft while on a routine mission over the Black Sea last Tuesday, a Pentagon spokeswoman said Thursday.

US Naval Forces Europe spokeswoman Pamela Kunze said the maneuver was described as safe and professional by the US aircraft’s commander, the NBC broadcaster reported.

Kunze said US and Russian ships and planes routinely interact in international waters. These encounters are assessed individually and the majority of them can be called safe and professional, she specified.

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