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Russia Has Denied The Allegations Against US Drones Over The Black Sea 

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Russia Denied Allegations Against US

Russia Denied Allegations Against US

On Tuesday, Russia’s Defense Ministry said it scrambled fighter jets after detecting a US drone flying over the Black Sea. It, however, denied Washington’s allegations of crashing it into the sea. Ministry stated, “As a result of a sharp maneuver…the MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle entered an uncontrolled flight with the loss of altitude and collided with the surface of the water.” as further said in a statement, “did not use their on-board weapons, made no contact with the UAV.” 

US summons Russian ambassador. The United States summoned Russia’s ambassador to protest the crash of an American drone on Tuesday over the Black Sea after it collided with a Russian warplane, the State Department said. Spokesman Edward Price reported to a media person, “We are engaging directly with the Russians, again at senior levels, to convey our strong objections to this unsafe, unprofessional intercept, which caused the downing of the unmanned US aircraft.” 

It was forced to shoot down the US drone: Pentagon. Pentagon confirmed that the US military was forced to crash its MQ-9 Reaper surveillance drone as it was brutally damaged after being struck by a Russian jet. “Because of the damage, we were in a position to have to essentially crash into the Black Sea,” said Brigadier general Patrick S. Ryder. Russia has not recovered the crashed drone. The Pentagon said the drone was struck by one of the Russian Su-27 jets, making it inoperable.

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