Russian Su-27 intercepted an American plane over the Black Sea

A Russian Su-27 intercepted an American EP-3E spy plane over the Black sea, the National defense control center said.

It is specified that the crew approached a safe distance to the air object and identified it.

“After the u-turn of the American plane from the state border, the Russian fighter jet returned safely to its home airfield,” the report said.

The military Department stressed that the flight of the Su-27 took place strictly in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace. The EP-3E did not violate the Russian border.