Air Collision – US and Russia
Tensions between the US and Russia remain high following an incident between a US drone and Russian fighter jets on Tuesday. Russian Ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, seemed to blame the US for the drone’s downing. In a statement released on the Russian embassy’s Telegram account, Antonov claimed that the drone had been “moving deliberately and provocatively towards the Russian territory with its transponders turned off” and had “violated the boundaries of the temporary airspace regime established for the special military operation.” Antonov then denied that the Russian jets had collided with the drone.
In a separate incident, British and German fighter jets intercepted a Russian aircraft that was flying close to Estonian airspace. The tensions have prompted Bulgarian President Rumen Radev to hold talks with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday. The two NATO allies signed a cooperation agreement aimed at boosting bilateral ties. They discussed regional security, energy, and economy and their countries’ bids to join Europe’s Schengen area. Radev emphasized the need to prevent events from escalating into a global conflict and called for closer cooperation. At the same time, Iohannis highlighted the EU’s enlargement policy and the need to support embattled Moldova.
What do you think about the collision? And will it change the US’s interactions with the Ukraine conflict going forward?
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