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Two US military aircraft conduct reconnaissance flight near Crimea

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Two US military aircraft conduct reconnaissance flight near Crimea

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03:31 29.09.2019URL short

Two US Air Force aircraft flew reconnaissance near Crimea, Russia on Saturday, reports the PlaneRadar monitoring portal.

At 11:05 am Moscow time, the Lockheed ЕР-3Е Orion electronic reconnaissance aircraft number 156511 took off from Souda Bay training camp in Greece and initiated reconnaissance actions along the western coast of the peninsula. . The plane flew over the area around Crimea at an altitude of about six kilometers and at a speed of 531 kilometers per hour for a few hours.

2:15 pm Moscow time (8:15 am Brasília time)

In addition, a Boeing P-8A Poseidon anti-ship aircraft, number 169332, took off from Sigonella air base in Italy and headed for the Black Sea. Around 12:00 (6:00 GMT) the reconnaissance work began. The aircraft flew several times over the area near the south and southwest coast of Crimea. The flight lasted more than two hours.

Frequent visits

US and NATO military aircraft have often been detected near Russia's borders – along the Crimean coast, on the Black Sea and in the Russian Kaliningrad region, as well as near Russian military bases in Syria.

Despite calls from the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Pentagon refuses to suspend reconnaissance operations across Russian borders.

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