U.S. Protests Intercept Of Reconnaissance Plane By Russia

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U.S. Protests Intercept Of Reconnaissance Plane By Russia




WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is protesting an intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance plane by a Russian fighter jet last week, calling it "unsafe and unprofessional" amid what it views as increasingly aggressive air operations by Moscow.

Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright on Sunday said the U.S. was filing a complaint to Russia after the April 7 incident over the Baltic Sea.

Russian officials have denied their pilot did anything wrong, according to several news reports.

According to the Pentagon, the U.S. RC-135U plane was flying in international airspace north of Poland. U.S. officials say a Russian SU-27 fighter intercepted the U.S. aircraft at a high rate of speed from the rear, and then proceeded to conduct two more passes using "unsafe and unprofessional maneuvers" in close proximity.

"Unprofessional air intercepts have the potential to cause harm to all aircrews involved. More importantly, the careless actions of a single pilot have the potential to escalate tensions between countries," Wright said.

"This air activity takes place in the context of a changed security environment in view of Russia's aggression against Ukraine," he said.

It isn't the first time the U.S. has protested to Moscow what it considered to be an unsafe intercept. Last April, a Russian fighter jet intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance plane in international airspace over the Sea of Okhotsk.


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Putin has grown balls. Obama can protest all he wants as if the Russkies give a fuck.
 
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It is called Putin has the balls to stand up for his country and knows that Obama is a pushover and will not do anything back or use forceful actions to make Russia step back in line. Kind of like rolling over when Germany grew to power in the early 30's and Hitler started to rebuild his army.
 

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Why even protest? The Russians will deny any wrongdoing claim that the reconnaissance plane was in Russian airspace and that sort of thing. Their word against yours. And who is the arbiter? No one. Since the Russian's have been probing for weakness in the West for quite some time, a dose of their own medicine would be a good response to something like this. Yeah it would drive up tensions but at least Putin will get the message — Russia isn't the only military power on the globe.
 

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