Russia Calls U.S. Drone A ‘Provocation’

Airmen assigned to the 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, perform a maintenance check June 6, 2022, on an RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft at Grand Sky on Grand Forks Air Force Base. The RQ-4 Block 30s will be used at the Test Resource Management Center’s High Speed System Test Department. Located on Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Sky is a business and aviation park focused on developing and growing the unmanned aerial systems industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Richards)
  • The Russian ambassador has accused the US of an ‘act of provocation’ and claims its fighter did not hit a US drone that crashed into the Black Sea on Tuesday.
  • ‘We view this incident as a provocation,’ said Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to the US.
  • He made the comments after being summoned by the U.S. State Department to answer for the downing of one of its surveillance drones in international airspace.
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