US planes conduct reconnaissance flights off Crimean coast

Two U.S. military aircraft conducted a reconnaissance flight along virtually the entire coast of the Crimea on the Black Sea, Interfax reported.

Data of the websites monitoring the air traffic showed that the U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk strategic unmanned aircraft, tail number 12-2050, flew for several hours on January 7, cruising along the entire coast of the annexed Crimea.

At the same time, the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine aircraft, tail number 168432 and call sign PS076, departed from the Naval Air Station Sigonella on the Italian island of Sicily and was recorded near Sevastopol, making a flight to the west and south of the peninsula.

Earlier it was reported that on January 5, a U.S. Air Force strategic reconnaissance aircraft made a long flight along the border of the Kaliningrad region in the Baltic.

  US, Crimea, Russia