Russia Scrambles Su-27 Fighter Jet

Russia scrambled an Su-27 fighter jet to intercept a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance plane flying over neutral waters in the Black Sea, the RIA news agency cited the Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Saturday.

According to a Reuters report, Russia said its warplane returned to its base after the U.S. reconnaissance aircraft turned away from the Russian border. Similar incidents have happened in the area several times this year.