US aircraft conducts reconnaissance flight near annexed Crimea

A US Navy P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft flew near the Kerch Strait, as reported on Tuesday, November 6 by Interfax, citing the monitoring data of Western aviation resources. The American aircraft took off from Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sicilia, Italy and held a long flight over the international waters of the Black Sea, 35 km south of the entrance to the Kerch Strait.

During its flight, the Poseidon also flew near Sevastopol and the coast of Krasnodar Krai.

 A US Air Force strategic drone also took off from the base in Sicilia and held a reconnaissance flight for over four and half hours near the Crimea and the coast of Krasnodar Krai on Tuesday. Before that, the drone flew over the demarcation line in the Donbas for six hours during which it approached the Russian border at a distance of 45 to 60 km. 

  Russia, Crimea, US Navy, Poseidon