Russian jet collides with US drone over Black Sea, US military says

A Russian fighter jet collided with a US drone over the Black Sea, forcing the US to bring down its unmanned aircraft, the American military says.

It says the drone was on a routine mission in international airspace when two Russian jets tried to intercept it.

The “unsafe and unprofessional act by the Russians” nearly caused one of the fighter jets and the drone to crash, the US European command added.

US and allied forces will continue to operate in the area, it said.

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