Naval operations of US warships, NATO spy planes moved to northwestern Black Sea

US warships and NATO reconnaissance aircraft have moved their activity to northwestern Black Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

“The Russian Defense Ministry continues to monitor the United States’ military activity of an aggressive nature in the Black Sea region. Actions of the US naval group and NATO air forces’ recognizance sorties have moved and are being conducted in the northwestern part of the Black Sea,” the statement says.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, a U-2S strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Forces conducted a reconnaissance flight from Ukrainian airspace along the Russian border.

“A U-2S strategic reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force, which had taken off from Akrotiri airbase on the island of Cyprus, conducted a reconnaissance flight from airspace of Ukraine and the northwestern part of the Black Sea,” the statement says.

U-2S Dragon Lady. Photo: Lockheed Martin.
USS Porter, currently in the Black Sea, firing Tomahawk cruise missile into Syria in 2017.