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Venezuelan Su-30 ‘Agresssively’ Shadows U.S. EP-3 Spy Plane (Videos)

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Venezuela’s Su-30 has intercepted an EP-3 Aries II spy plane of the US Navy causing a discontent among the US military.

On July 21, the U.S. Southern Command released a statement claiming that the EP-3 Aries II was approached in an “unprofessional manner” by a Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker-C fighter aircraft in “approved international airspace” on July 19.

“After reviewing video documentation, we have determined the Russian-made fighter aggressively shadowed the EP-3 at an unsafe distance in international airspace for a prolonged period of time, endangering the safety of the crew and jeopardizing the EP-3 mission,” the statement said.

The U.S. military said that it “was performing a multi-nationally recognized & approved mission in international airspace over #CaribbeanSea”.

According to the US side, the Venezuelan warplane “took off from an airfield 200 miles east of Caracas.” The statement didn’t provide additional details on how long the intercept lasted.

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