00:42 GMT14 August 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    The Russian Ministry of Defense has repeatedly urged the Pentagon to stop flights near Russia's borders; however, the US has ignored the requests.

    A NATO RC-135V aircraft has carried out a reconnaissance flight near the border of Russia's Kaliningrad region, PlaneRadar reported Saturday.

    According to site's data, the US plane with tail number 64-14846 left Royal Air Force Mildenhall station and reached the Russian border, flying near the Russian enclave in the Polish airspace.

    ​The incident followed a flight of an RQ-4B Global Hawk UAV near Russia's borders in October. The drone was conducting a reconnaissance mission near the borders of the Kaliningrad, Leningrad and Pskov regions.

    ​The number of air incidents involving Russian and NATO planes has considerably increased since 2014 due to the growing presence of the US-led military bloc's forces near Russia's western borders in wake of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.


    Chinese Spy Plane Crosses South Korean Airspace Without Notice
    UK Spy Plane Reportedly Spotted Near Syrian Border Amid S-300 Delivery
    Russian Military Reports Scrambling Jets Eight Times to Chase Away Spy Planes
    Unverified Map Claims US Spy Planes Spotted Near Russian Facilities in Syria
    spy plane, NATO, United States, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion