A Chinese SU-27 fighter jet flies over the East China Sea, in this handout photo taken June 11, 2014 and released by the Defence Ministry of Japan June 11, 2014. Defence Ministry of Japan/Handout via Reuters
The Russian defence ministry said it had sent an Su-27 fighter plane on Friday to intercept a US surveillance plane over the Black Sea, prompting it to change course away from the Russian border, Russian news agencies reported.
Two similar incidents were reported earlier this week over the Black Sea.
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