This event would normally lead directly to a world war if the new3s was true.
However, just the opposite happened when the Russia’s Ministry of Defense released a video of the moment two Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets took to the air and escorted a US Navy Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft over the Black Sea border.
According to the National Defense Control Center, on Tuesday evening two planes were scrambled after the radar detected a target approaching Russian airspace.
The crews of the Russian fighters identified the aerial target as a Boeing P-8 Poseidon aircraft and escorted it over the Black Sea,” the National Defense Control Center said.
The Poseidon, initially introduced in 2013, is a plane currently in use with the US Navy. It can perform military operations against surface ships and submarines, and recently also carries the notorious Harpoon missile.
The Su-30 is a super-maneuverable air-superiority fighter jet built by Russia’s Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer.
The Black Sea is currently seeing increased military activity due to NATO’s Sea Breeze multinational naval exercise, executed along the Russian coastline.
The large-scale drills, which involve the USA, UK and Ukraine, as well as a handful of other European nations, are seeing the participation of around 4,000 personnel, 40 warships and 30 aircraft.
RT. com / ABC Flash-Point News 2021.