It is the first time since the start of the conflict in Ukraine on February 24, 2022 that a NATO country, support of kyiv, has admitted losing one of its equipment. Since the loss of the American Reaper MQ-9, reactions have been linked and we know a little more about what happened over the Black Sea on March 14. If Moscow has admitted the interception of the device, it also denies any contact and being at the origin of the crash of this intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance machine of the US Air Force. The American authorities have denounced “reckless, dangerous and unprofessional behavior”the Pentagon said in a statement.
In a declassified video released this Thursday by United States Forces Europe Commandwe see a fighter plane arriving from behind, on the right of the drone, brushing against it while releasing fuel, mentions the description published on the site, which also mentions that the propeller of the MQ-9 was hit in the process.