For the second time in a week a Russian fighter jet got just a little too close to a U.S. Navy plane, according to U.S. officials.
The latest in these incidents occurred about 30 miles from Russia along the Black Sea, nearly 100 miles from the Russian-held Crimea.
As we previously reported, the original incident occurred mere-days before Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, was to visit Washington this week and now the second incident occurs just days after he leaves.
It is not immediately clear if the Russian fighter jet on Friday was armed or whether the same American and Russian jets were involved in this latest episode.
According to Fox News…
The Friday Russian intercept comes a day after Fox News first reported an armed Russian fighter jet with six air-to-air missiles under its wings came “dangerously close” to US Navy recon plane off the coast of Crimea, according to U.S. officials.
In addition to the two incidents in the Black Sea, on Thursday, a Russian Su-24 attack jet flew south from eastern Russia into South Korea’s air defense zone, forcing Seoul to scramble two F-16 fighter jets. More concerning to the Pentagon, the Russian jet flew 70 miles from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in the Sea of Japan.