P-8A PoseidonФото: Alexey kudenko / RIA Novosti
American aircraft P-8A Poseidon made a reconnaissance flight near the Russian air base Hamim in Syria, as well as a base of logistics of the Navy (Navy) of Russia in the port of Tartus. On Sunday, June 7, reports “Interfax”.
Noted, the spy plane the U.S. flew from an air base in Sigonella, located on the Italian island of Sicily. Within the hour he was flying near the coast of Syria at a height of six thousand meters above sea level. In addition, in the area of Russian bases, he approached the shores of the shortest distance of 40-50 kilometers.
It also specifies that, from may 25 to June 3, the American planes were recorded six times about Syria.
On 20 April it was reported that the Russian su-35 fighter intercepted an American reconnaissance plane, which was heading in the direction of military facilities in Syria. The pilot of the Russian fighter after the convergence was able to identify the tail number and the identity of the aircraft to the U.S. Navy. U.S. intelligence took over the accompaniment, but he soon diverted the flight to the other side of military facilities in Russia.
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