July 31, 2020 / 4:40 PM / 9 days ago

Russia sends Su-27 fighter jet to intercept U.S. spy plane over Black Sea: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian defence ministry said it had sent an Su-27 fighter plane on Friday to intercept a U.S. surveillance plane over the Black Sea, prompting it to change course away from the Russian border, Russian news agencies reported.

Two similar incidents were reported earlier this week over the Black Sea.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Alex Richardson

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