Russia Announced to Try to Retrieve Remnants of US Drone from the Black Sea

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Russia will try to retrieve the wreckage of an American drone that crashed over the Black Sea after being dangerously collided by a Russian fighter jet.

"I don’t know whether we'll be able to retrieve it or not but it has to be done. We will certainly work on it," RIA Novosti quotes Nikolai Patrushev, Russian Security Council secretary.

Patrushev also stated that the incident with the drone confirmed "evidence that Americans are taking part in the hostilities in Ukraine."

Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin, said Russia has the technological capability to recover the drone's fragments from deep in the Black Sea.

"We know and understand in detail what the Americans' goals are in connection with intelligence activities, the use of technical means, and we are trying to identify those objects and territories that are of greatest interest to them," he added.

The White House has previously said it has minimised any intelligence value that could be gained from someone else gaining access to the drone.

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called the collision of the Russian Su-27 with an American drone over the Black Sea aggressive, risky, and dangerous.

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