16:51 GMT08 May 2021
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    The Russian Defense Ministry summoned on Wednesday a military attache at the Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow to protest provocative maneuvers by a Ukrainian transport plane in the Black Sea.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, the protest note handed to the attache emphasized that the low-altitude maneuvers by Ukrainian An-26 military transport plane endangered personnel and equipment at two Russian drilling platforms.

    "The Russian side views these actions as provocative," Konashenkov said in a statement.

    The Russian Black Sea Fleet said earlier on Wednesday that the Ukrainian military plane carried out two provocative approaches at extremely low altitude to Russia's Tavrida and Crimea-1 drilling platforms in the Black Sea.

    provocation, maneuvers, An-26, Russian Defense Ministry, Ukraine, Russia
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