The reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force RC-135V flew for more than three hours along the coast of the Crimean peninsula. During the reconnaissance operation, he performed at least four flights south of the Kerch Bay. Interfax reported on the incident, citing information from Western aviation resources.
In the area of the city of Sevastopol, the plane approached the Russian coast no closer than 50 km. But nevertheless, he did not break the border, all the while remaining in international airspace.
According to some information, for escorting a reconnaissance aircraft from the military airfield Belbek, the Su-27 fighter was lifted into the air, other sources report that the Su-30 was rising.