Russia is attempting to recover US drone remains from the Black Sea.
According to Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Russian Security Council, Moscow will attempt to recover the remains of a U.S. surveillance drone that crashed into the Black Sea on Tuesday.
Moscow, Russia | BAZZUP | According to Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of the Russian Security Council, Moscow will attempt to recover the remains of a U.S. surveillance drone that crashed into the Black Sea on Tuesday.
“I’m not sure if we’ll be able to retrieve the remains or not, but we’ll get them nevertheless. Naturally, I hope it succeeds,” Patrushev said on a Russian television program.
According to Sergey Naryshkin, director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Agency, there are technical options for Russia to locate and examine the drone’s wreckage.
According to Naryshkin, the United States is “extremely aggressively, using all means” conducting intelligence operations in the Black Sea, and Russia is fully aware of these operations’ objectives.
Russia-U.S. ties are “at their lowest point, in a very horrible state,” according to Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, who was speaking in response to the drone incident on Wednesday.
Peskov said at a daily briefing that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been notified of the situation and that there had been no high-level communications between Moscow and Washington over the issue.
Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the United States, described the incident as “a provocation” on Tuesday and emphasized that “given the events that are taking place in Eastern Europe, we must be very careful in our conduct.”
The U.S. MQ-9 drone was spotted by Russian fighter jets Tuesday as it approached the Russian state border, and owing to its own fast turn, the unmanned aerial vehicle crashed into the Black Sea, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.