Russia gives state awards to pilots behind US drone crash

The Russian authorities has awarded the pilots concerned within the harassment and crash of a U.S. drone in worldwide airspace.Russian minister of Protection Sergei Shoigu introduced state awards to the fighter jet pilots chargeable for downing a U.S. drone over the Black Sea earlier this week. US VIDEO SHOWS MOMENT RUSSIAN FIGHTER JET COLLIDES WITH US DRONE Russian President Vladimir Putin, proper, and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, attend a wreath-laying ceremony on the Everlasting Flame and the Unknown Soldier’s Grave in Alexander Backyard throughout an occasion marking Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow. (PAVEL BEDNYAKOV/Sputnik/AFP through Getty Pictures)In an official assertion, the Ministry of Protection recommended the pilots for stopping the drone from “violating the boundaries of the non permanent airspace regime established for the particular army operation.” The assertion accuses the U.S. drone of flying with its transponders off.RUSSIA FLYING MORE ARMED AIRCRAFT OVER US BASES IN SYRIA, US CENTCOM COMMANDER SAYS U.S. European Command on Thursday launched video of a Russian Su-27 fighter jet colliding with a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone over the Black Sea, March 14. A screenshot exhibits a jet dumping gasoline. (US European Command)The Russian Ministry of Protection stood by its earlier claims that the plane at no level touched the drone, regardless of U.S. video present a jet clipping its propeller, forcing the drone to crash into the Black Sea.”The Russian plane didn’t use on-board weapons, didn’t come into contact with the unmanned aerial automobile, and returned safely to their dwelling airfield,” the ministry said.RUSSIAN SHIPS AT US DRONE CRASH SITE IN BLACK SEA, US OFFICIAL SAYS: ‘THEY WASTED NO TIME’ Video exhibits a broken propeller on a U.S. MQ-9 drone that was struck by a Russian Su-17 fighter jet over the Black Sea, March 14, 2023. (US European Command)U.S. Central Command has seen extra “unprofessional” and “unsafe” conduct from Russian pilots in Syria since March 1, a commander stated Thursday.Gen. Michael Kurilla defined the continuing harassment of U.S. forces within the area at a gathering of the Senate Committee on Armed Providers.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FOX NEWS APP Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, and International Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a gathering of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin together with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on the Kremlin in Moscow on March 15, 2023.  (VLADIMIR GERDO/SPUTNIK/AFP through Getty Pictures)The final defined that Russian plane have change into emboldened to behave aggressively towards U.S. bases in a method not typical of an organized army drive. Timothy Nerozzi is a author for Fox Information Digital. You possibly can comply with him on Twitter @timothynerozzi and might electronic mail him at