(PresidentialWire.com)- From the beginning of March, Russian aircraft have shown more amateurish and hazardous conduct in Syria, according to General Michael Kurilla of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM).
During a Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing, Kurilla discussed the continuous intimidation of American personnel in the area.
He stated that Russian aircraft had recently become more confident and aggressive near US facilities. He said the Russian Air Force’s actions do not represent a well-organized military organization.
Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska (R) questioned the general if this was typical Russian conduct.
Kurilla responded that it’s not new, but since the beginning of March, he has observed a significant surge in Syria.
Reports show that with the start of their incursion into Ukraine, Russia’s military actions have been a significant source of worry for U.S. policymakers.
Russian aircraft recently targeted and forced a U.S. Reaper drone to drop in the Black Sea, escalating tensions.
Since Russian fighter jets hounded a U.S. drone and cut its propeller, sending it plummeting into the Black Sea, U.S. defense officials have become very concerned about the conduct of Russian military aircraft.
A report reveals that the two Russian planes carelessly flew by the drone and spilled gasoline on it, per U.S. European Command.
According to U.S. military authorities, one of the jets collided with the drone’s propellers and had to land in Crimea abruptly.
The event was described by the White House as an intimidation attempt.
It may have been a data grab. However, Russians won’t be able to retrieve any data even if they arrive before the United States or NATO, according to the article citing U.S. military sources who claimed to have erased the drone’s software.
A U.S. military source noted that Russian ships are already present near the location of the MQ-9 drone accident in the Black Sea. Very soon after the disaster, Russia dispatched ships to scan the debris area.