NEW details have emerged after a Russian fighter jet hit a US drone over the Black Sea on Tuesday.
US Army General Mark Milley and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III held a press conference on Wednesday after the incident, which US forces called an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept.
Both US and Russian officials have conflicting views of the collision between the MQ-9 Reaper drone and the Russian Su-27 fighter jet.
Austin said that video is being analyzed but he doesn’t know how long it will take.
“We have to take time to watch [it] properly,” he said.
Russian officials said on Wednesday that they will try to recover the pieces of the drone, however, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told CNN that he wasn’t sure if recovery was possible.
Kirby added that the Reaper crashed into very deep water.
During the press briefing, General Milley said US officials know where the drone landed and referred to it as “US property.”
“It probably broke up, probably not a lot to recover,” he added.
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