On November 5, the US Navy stated that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet had intercepted a US EP-3 spy plane in “unsafe” fashion over the Black Sea. It also posted video showing the armed fighter jet flying within meters of the spy plane.
“This interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the Su-27 conducting a high speed pass directly in front of the mission aircraft, putting at risk the pilots and crew,” the US Navy said claiming that its aircraft was “operating in accordance with international law.”
The US Navy complained that the Russian fighter jet had intercepted the US spy plane near Russian borders. Nonetheless, it forgot to mention that the Black Sea is located over 7,000 km away from the US border.