The unmanned US surveillance aircraft RQ-4 Global Hawk carried out reconnaissance around Crimea, the CivMilAir portal, monitoring military aviation flights worldwide, tweeted.
Flying round the city of Sevastopol, the RQ-4 Global Hawk approached within 30 kilometers of the coast. Before flying its mission around Crimea, the aircraft cruised over the demarcation line in the Donbass region, and approached Russia’s territories adjacent to Ukraine.
Earlier in February, another US reconnaissance plane EP-3 Aries with the aircraft number 157326 was spotted along the Russian border. It flew out of a US Air Force base on Crete for a mission off the Crimean coast and Russia’s southern region of Krasnodar which lasted several hours.
At the same time, a RQ-4A Global Hawk strategic drone with aircraft number 10-2043, operating out of an airbase on Sicily, likewise flew along the Crimean and Kuban coastlines.