Moscow sees U.S. drone incident as provocation -Russia’s ambassador to U.S.

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(Reuters) – Moscow views the incident involving a Russian Su-27 fighter jet and a U.S. military drone over the Black Sea as provocation, Russia’s RIA state news agency cited Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the United States, as saying on Tuesday. “We view this incident as a provocation,” Antonov said after being summoned by the U.S. State Department. Washington said that the fighter jet downed the U.S. drone. Russia has denied that. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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