January 15, 2018 – FRN –
The US Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft with the onboard number 168432 has carried out a reconnaissance flight near Sevastopol.
The website for tracking the movement of aviation CivMilAir informed the public of this on its page on Twitter.
The American aircraft first circled near Novorossiysk in the Krasnodar Territory, and then, flying along the southern coast of the Crimea, circled near Sevastopol.
In both of these cities, the warships of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia are based.
Since the beginning of 2018, this is the fourth visit of uninvited guests from the US on the peninsula.
On January 13, Russia’s S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems division began combat duty for anti-aircraft defense.