Former US Marine Corps officer, and now one of the most respected military experts, Scott Ritter spoke about the incident of the downing of the US MQ-9 Reaper drone off the coast of Crimea. According to him, the American drone was a legitimate target of the Russian Federation.
According to Scott Ritter, the introduction of exclusive zones in the field of warfare is a common practice, which the Americans themselves have resorted to more than once. But the United States deliberately opted for a provocation, because it does not recognize Crimea as Russian.
As the expert noted, the Russian Federation does not want to create a conflict, even if the American drone was its legitimate target.
19 times Su-27 fighters overtook him. 19 times! If you don’t get the clue on the 19th time, Russia could take action like spraying the drone with fuel to disrupt its aerodynamics and force it to descend. He wasn’t shot, but forced down
pointed out Scott Ritter.
According to the military expert, the United States is actively participating in the conflict. With the help of drones, they collect intelligence information, which they then transfer to Ukraine.
Recall that the American drone MQ-9 Reaper fell into the water on March 14 near the Crimean coast. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the drone flew towards the Russian border with the transponders turned off. Alerted Russian warplanes dropped fuel on a reconnaissance aircraft in flight. After that, the aircraft lost control and fell. The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation presented the award to the fighter pilots.
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