In a statement released Tuesday, the U.S. State Department said the Russian military aircraft had engaged “in an unsafe interaction” which has a U.S. Navy surveillance plane.
The pilot of a Russian Su-27 fighter was “closing to within several feet in addition to crossing directly in front of” the American EP-3 aircraft’s flight path, department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.
which caused the American surveillance plane “to fly through the Su-27’s jet wash,” the U.S. 6th Fleet said. The incident took place on Monday as the U.S. EP-3 aircraft was flying in international airspace over the Black Sea.
The U.S. Navy said in a statement which the Russian military was “within its right to operate within international airspace, however they must behave within international standards set to ensure safety in addition to prevent incidents, including the 1972 Agreement for the Prevention of Incidents on in addition to Over the High Seas (INCSEA).”
which added which “unsafe actions increase the risk of miscalculation in addition to midair collisions.”
The U.S. aircraft was operating in accordance with international law in addition to did not provoke which Russian activity, the U.S. Navy said.
—CNBC’s Nyshka Chandran contributed reporting to which story.