Russia to search for wreckage of U.S. drone that went down in the Black Sea

Russia to search for wreckage of U.S. drone that went down in the Black Sea

The secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, assured on Wednesday that. Russia will search for the wreckage of the U.S. drone that went down Tuesday in the Black Sea after an incident With two Russian Su-27 fighters. “I don’t know if we will be able to find them, but it must be done. We will certainly devote ourselves to it. I hope we will succeed,” Patrushev told Rossiya-1 television channel. The US has already expressed its desire to recover the MQ-9 drone, although White House spokesman John Kirby commented to CNN that it will not be easy, as the device fell in a “very deep area of the Black Sea.”

The Kremlin denied contacts with the United States about the incident and referred to the Ministry of Defense.which blamed Washington for the incident. He also stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been informed of the incident, without giving further details. While Washington denounced that a Russian fighter hit the propeller of its drone, the Russian Defense Ministry denied any contact between its Su-27 and the unmanned device in international waters of the Black Sea.

“As a result of a rough maneuver at around 09.30 Moscow time (06:30 GMT), the unmanned MQ-9 aircraft went into an uncontrolled flight with loss of altitude and collided. against the surface of the water,” the Russian military statement said. The official note stresses that “the armament on board the Russian fighters was not used” and that the Su-27 “did not come into contact with the aircraft and returned safely to its airfield”.

Image of the British Typhoon fighter.

The Russian ambassador to the U.S, Anatoli Antonov, stated that his country “is not interested in confrontation.” and advocated being more “cautious” given the tension in the Eastern European region. Meanwhile, the secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, asserted that the incident shows that President Putin intends to expand the war.

The US informed NATO about the incident, which it describes as a deliberate act on the part of Moscow.which dislikes the Allied presence in the vicinity of the annexed Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea when the Russian army is fighting in Ukraine.

Kayleigh Williams