23:23 GMT24 October 2020
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    Foreign aircraft regularly conduct reconnaissance near Russia's borders. They are often seen in the Crimea and Krasnodar Territory, over the Baltic Sea and near Russian bases in Syria.

    A US drone has conducted reconnaissance off the Crimean Peninsula, according to the monitoring resource PlaneRadar.

    The US Air Force RQ-4B-40 Global Hawk with a tail number 11-2048 and call sign FORTE10 took off from a NATO air base on the island of Sicily, monitored the demarcation line in Donbass, and then embarked on a reconnaissance flight along the Russian Black Sea coast.

    ​Despite multiple calls by Russia, the Pentagon has declined to halt reconnaissance operations near the country's territory.

    The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a strategic reconnaissance UAV developed by a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman. The first drone of this type began combat missions in March 2006.

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