Pentagon releases de-classified video of Black Sea drone incident

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By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) -In a rare move, the Pentagon on Thursday released a de-classified video showing Russia’s intercept of a U.S. military surveillance drone downed over the Black Sea two days ago. It was the first direct U.S.-Russian incident since the Ukraine war began, worsening already tense relations between Washington and Moscow. In the video, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet comes very close to the U.S. MQ-9 drone and dumps fuel near it, in what U.S. officials say was an apparent effort to damage the American aircraft as it flew over the Black Sea. It also sho…

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