According to their information, the air reconnaissance was carried out by the U.S. Air Force RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft and the P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft capable of conducting anti-submarine warfare.
They approached the maritime boundary in the vicinity of Sevastopol at a distance of about 13 km, Yalta - 19 km, the Kerch Strait, Novorossiysk, Gelendzhik and Sochi - about 24 km.
Both aircraft took off from U.S. Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily.
The U.S. UAVs already took part in reconnaissance missions in Ukraine’s war-torn Donbas region.