BREAKING: US Officials Say Russian Fighter Jets Have Flown Into Ukrainian Airspace
Russian forces hold drills within a kilometer of the Ukrainian border.
— Ukrainian Updates (@Ukroblogger) April 25, 2014
Russian fighter jets have flown into Ukrainian airspace several times in the last 24 hours.
The AP reported:
U.S. officials say Russian fighter jets flew into Ukrainian airspace a handful of times over the last 24 hours, in what one called a continued provocation of the heightened tensions in the region.
The officials say it’s not clear what the intent was, but the aircraft could have been testing Ukrainian radar or making a show of force. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly about the issue.
The flights come as Russia increases military exercises along the Ukraine border, including moving a broad array of fixed wing and rotary aircraft, infantry and armor troops.