Shoigu awarded Su-27 pilots who intercepted US drone
Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu presented the Su-27 pilots for state awards, who prevented the violation of the borders of the special operation area by the American MQ-9 Reaper drone. About it informs TASS with reference to the press service of the department.
IN Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation added that the boundaries of the special military operation area were communicated to all users of international airspace, and also published in accordance with current international standards.
Recall that an American unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fell in the Black Sea on March 14. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that the drone violated the borders of the area of the temporary regime for the use of airspace and fell into the water due to a sharp maneuver that made it uncontrollable.
It was emphasized that the Russian fighters, which were raised to escort the aircraft, did not use airborne weapons and successfully returned to the airfield.