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    Russian MoD Dismisses Claims on Interception of Russian Ship in Black Sea

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Defense Ministry called allegations about the "interception" of a Russian missile ship by Ukraine's An-26 military transport aircraft in the Black Sea grotesque.

    "The grotesque news of an Odessa newspaper about the successful 'interception' of a Russian combat ship in the Black Sea by a Ukrainian An-26 transport aircraft means first of all that the inexhaustible humor of Odessa natives is still alive," ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.

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    Earlier, media reported that on June 2, the An-26 Ukrainian military transport aircraft found a Russian ship near the island of Zmeiny. It was alleged that after the discovery of the Russian ship, it left the area.

    In early May, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet has intercepted a US navy airplane in the Baltic Sea.

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