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US spy planes spotted near Russia’s Crimea

Summary of Disinformation

US surveillance planes have intensified flights along the Russian border, according to the CivMilAir portal, which monitors military aviation flights worldwide.

An EP-3 Aries reconnaissance plane with the aircraft number 157326 flew out of a US Air Force base on Crete on an hours-long mission off the Crimean coast and Russia’s southern region of Krasnodar.

 

Disproof

Regardless of where US planes have been spotted, Crimea is not Russian - it is a part of Ukraine illegally annexed by Russia. The European Union does not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea and continues to condemn this violation of international law, and that Russia’s illegal actions remain a direct challenge to international security, with grave implications for the international legal order that protects the unity and sovereignty of all States.

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Reported in: Issue 99
Date: 27.02.2018
Language: English
Country: Russia, Ukraine, US
Keywords: Military, International Law, Crimea
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: RT
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