Russia recovers fiberglass fragments and small parts of MQ-9 Reaper drone that crashed in the Black Sea, reports CNN referring to an American official.
At the same time, White House strategic communications coordinator John Kirby told the publication that the United States “made it impossible” for Russia to collect anything from the remnants of a drone that has intelligence value.
On March 14, an MQ-9 Reaper drone was disabled over the Black Sea. The US military claimed that it fell due to the maneuver of the Russian Su-27 fighter. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the drone violated “the borders of the area of the temporary regime for the use of airspace”, after “sharp maneuvering it went into an uncontrolled flight” and fell into the sea.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin discussed the incident during a telephone conversation. Following them, telephone conversations were held by Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov and Chairman of the Committee of Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces Mark Milley.
Earlier today, on March 16, ForPost, citing sources, reported that Russian Navy forces were on duty in the area where the US military intelligence apparatus fell. MQ-9 Reaper found in the Black Sea near Sevastopol at a depth of 900 meters. Later, the European command of the US armed forces distributed a video with a downed drone and a Russian fighter, and also published a map on Twitter showing the approximate location of the fall of the MQ-9 Reaper.
Read more about the reaction of both parties of the United States to the incident with the fall of the drone – in the material “The Black Sea tied them”.
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