Russian Defense Minister Shoigu had phone conversations with Pentagon chief Austin
Defense Minister Russia Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday March 15, had telephone conversations with the chief Pentagon Lloyd Austin. This is reported RIA News.
The conversation took place at the initiative of the American side, the Ministry of Defense noted.
Earlier it became known about the collision of an American UAV and a Russian fighter jet over the Black Sea. Later in Ministry of Defense of Russia confirmedthat an MQ-9 production drone fell in the Black Sea UNITED STATES.
american side accused Russia in the deliberate destruction of the drone. The MQ-9 was conducting routine operation in international airspace, said General James Hecker, commander of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskovcommenting on the situation of the American MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle, saidthat it was not necessary to fly where it was not supposed to.