On April 19, the US Navy once again complained that Russian fighter jets were intercepting US spy planes off the Syrian coast. The US military also released a video showing the interception.
BREAKING: Another unsafe #Russian ?? intercept of ?? @USNavy P-8 in international airspace above #Mediterranean Sea! The Russian aircraft got within 25 feet of the P-8, putting both crews in harm’s way. We expect nothing less than professional & safe interactions!@USEmbRuPress pic.twitter.com/gDdcQQRkOi
— U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (@USNavyEurope) April 19, 2020
The April 19 interception was the second in a less than a week. The previous incident of this kind took place on April 15 and the US military also released a watery statement accusng the Russian Aerospace Forces of unsafe actions.