Russia demands US keep aircraft away from airspace after drone downed
Moscow warned the United States on Wednesday to keep its aircraft away from Russia’s claimed airspace as the two nations traded blame over the downing of an American surveillance drone above the Black Sea.
Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s ambassador to Washington, claimed the US drone had “deliberately and provocatively” approached Moscow’s airspace, forcing Russia to react.
“The unacceptable activity of the US military in the close proximity to our borders is a cause for concern,” Antonov said. “They gather intelligence, which is subsequently used by the Kyiv [Ukraine] regime to strike at our...