Russia dismisses new US charge over air incident

A United States Air Force RC-135 aircraft takes off from Nellis Air Force Base won April 25, 2006 in Las Vegas, NevadaRussia rejected Saturday a new claim that one of its jets had intercepted a US reconnaissance plane over the Baltic in an “unsafe” manner, and accused Washington of sending “spy-planes” into its airspace. “On April 29, 2016, a US Air Force RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was interceptedby a Russian SU-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” said a statement by the US European Command (EUCOM). “There have been repeated incidents over the last year where Russian military aircraft have come close enough to other air and sea traffic to raise serious safety concerns, and we are very concerned with any such behaviour.

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