Ukraine war: US and Russian military chiefs in rare talks after drone downed

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By Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Olena Harmash WASHINGTON/KYIV (Reuters) – Washington’s top general said the crash of a U.S. surveillance drone after being intercepted by Russian jets showed Moscow’s increasingly aggressive behaviour while Russia warned Washington that flying drones near Crimea risked escalation. A day after the U.S. drone went down over the Black Sea, defence ministers and military chiefs from the U.S. and Russia held rare telephone conversations on Wednesday with relations at their lowest point in decades over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Moscow’s Defence Minister Sergei Sho…

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