The strategic unmanned aerial vehicle U.S. air force RQ-4 Global Hawk made a reconnaissance near the Crimea, Interfax reports with reference to Western news portals, tracking the movement of a military operation.
According to them, on Saturday, the drone took off from Sigonella airbase in Sicily and first flew to the Crimea from the West side of the Black sea at the height of 15,5 m, and then, entering the Ukrainian airspace off the coast of the Nikolaev area, continued flight to the East from Kherson to Melitopol, carrying out exploration to the North of the Peninsula.
“Interfax” notes, taking into account the possibilities of reconnaissance to a depth of 300 km of the machine to observe the Donbass from the district of Melitopol. According to the Agency, within 15 km to the North of Melitopol, he walked up to 217 km to the demarcation line near Donetsk.
On the way back, the drone flew over Kirovograd and Vinnitsa regions of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece.
According to “Interfax”, in the last few weeks has dramatically increased the intensity of the flights of American reconnaissance aircraft near the Russian border. In particular, near the coast of the Crimea and the Russian bases in Syria and the areas of deployment of combat ships of the Russian Navy in the Eastern Mediterranean. Recorded almost daily up to two to three and more such flights.