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US releases video of Russian jet intercepting spy drone near Ukraine | WATCH

US releases video of Russian jet intercepting spy drone near Ukraine | WATCH
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By Reuters Mar 17, 2023 7:35:34 AM IST (Published)

The 40-second video showed what the Pentagon said were two Russian Su-27 fighter jets swooping toward the drone and releasing jet fuel on it in harassing behaviour.

The Pentagon released a video on Thursday that it said provided evidence a Russian fighter jet clipped the propeller of a US spy drone and caused it to crash into the Black Sea this week, despite Russia's denial.

The 40-second-long video was filmed by the MQ-9 Reaper drone as it conducted regular reconnaissance in international airspace two days ago near Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula Moscow forcibly annexed in 2014.
The video showed what the Pentagon said were two Russian Su-27 fighter jets swooping toward the drone and releasing jet fuel on it in harassing behaviour. After a second pass by the jets, the video cuts out then resumes with images of the drone's damaged propeller.
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