US says Russian jet caused spy drone crash over Black Sea, Moscow denies collision

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By Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali and Olena Harmash WASHINGTON/KYIV (Reuters) – The U.S. military said a Russian fighter plane clipped the propeller of one of its spy drones and made it crash into the Black Sea in the first such direct encounter between the two powers since Russia invaded Ukraine over a year ago. The Russia’s defence ministry offered a different account of Tuesday’s incident and its ambassador to the United States said his country viewed the incident involving a U.S. MQ-9 drone and a Russian Su-27 fighter jet as a “provocation”. The United States conducts regular surveillance flight…

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