Today: Thursday, 25 April 2024 year

The White House said that the United States would continue flying over the Black Sea.

The White House said that the United States would continue flying over the Black Sea.

The United States will continue flying over the Black Sea despite an air incident with a Russian SU-27 and an American UAV, said John Kirby, White House strategic communications coordinator.

“We’ve been flying over this airspace for a year, we’ll continue to do so, and we don’t need confirmation from Russia to fly over international waters,” Kirby told reporters.


Kirby did not speak about whether the Russian Federation wanted to send a message to the US through its actions. “If they want to send a message about their desire to keep us from flying over the Black Sea, this will not happen,” the White House spokesman said.


Kirby stressed that American aircraft operate over the international waters of the Black Sea and will continue to do so for the sake of US national security.

The European Command of the US Armed Forces previously issued a message claiming that a Russian Su-27 collided over the Black Sea with an American MQ-9 drone, the UAV fell into international waters. President Joe Biden has been briefed on the incident.