US declaration on UN reform is not organization’s document - LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 24, 13:34
US not to strike on DPRK as it is aware Pyongyang has nuclear weapon - LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 24, 13:32
US forces assist Syrian opposition force in crossing IS positionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 24, 12:55
Putin discusses Russia’s economy growth with ministersBusiness & Economy September 24, 2:38
Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
MOSCOW, May 23./TASS/. The attache for defense issues at the US Embassy to Russia was on Monday summoned to the Russian Defense Ministry, ministry's press service and information department reports.
He was notified that "on May 22, 2016, Russian air defense facilities spotted an RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force on aerial surveillance over the Sea of Japan close to the border of the Russian Federation," it said., noting that the aircraft had the transponder turned off.
"The crew did not inform air traffic controllers of the region about its route," the ministry said, adding that the plane was flying at altitudes used by civil aircraft on regular flights.
"Unprofessional action of the US plane’s crew created a threat of a mid-air collision with aircraft of civil airways," the report said.
"The Defense Ministry drew attention to a need to take measures for ruling out such situations in the future during the fights of US reconnaissance aircraft close to the Russian borders," the ministry said in the report.