Update: Responding to allegations its jet had made “provocative” maneuvers, Moscow countered that the US spy plane flying toward the Russian border made a “provocative turn” toward a fighter jet, which had been scrambled for an interception mission.
As noted earlier, the Pentagon claimed the Russian jet had approached the US plane in a “provocative, erratic” way. The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that a Baltic Fleet Su-27 jet was scrambled on Monday to intercept what turned out to be US RC-135 spy plane flying towards the Russian border.
“While being escorted, the RC-135 attempted to move closer towards the Russian interceptor, making a provocative turn towards the Su-27,” a statement by Russian defense officials reads.
The Russian pilot “reacted to the RC-135 maneuver” and continued to escort the spy plane until it turned away from the Russian border. On Tuesday, US media reported that a Russian Su-27 came within “five feet” feet the US spy plane.
Wellicht heeft u het gemist, maar een ware God heeft de Tweede Kamer bezocht. Mario Draghi van de ECB was op bezoek; oppergoed van de eurozone geldprinter. Onze parlementariërs mochten zelfs vragen stellen.
Het was een mooie show op enkele kritische vragen na, maar alle antwoorden waren even waardeloos (net als het papier wat hij print).