Su-27 duty forces fighters from the Southern Military District were airlifted to intercept American military aircraft
On June 29, a US Navy P-8A "Poseidon" patrol plane and a US AF RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft were detected and escorted by SMD duty air defense forces over the neutral waters of the Black sea.
At a considerable distance from the state border of the Russian Federation, US aircraft were continuously accompanied by Russian means of control.
To intercept targets, Su-27 fighters from the air defense duty forces in the Southern Military District were airlifted. There was no violation of the State border of the Russian Federation.
The flights of Russian aircraft were carried out in strict accordance with International rules for the use of airspace over neutral waters, without violating the borders of other states.