Saturday, March 15, 2014

Russia Captures US Drone Over Crimea?

Russia says yes, the DOD says no. Read the report and draw your own conclusions...

(Breitbart) On Friday, Russia claimed it caught a US intelligence drone in Crimea, an autonomous republic of Ukraine. According to reports, Rostec, a Russian state-owned corporation, brought it down electronically. The Pentagon released a statement, however, saying there was "zero truth" to the report.

"The drone was flying at about 4,000 metres (12,000 feet) and was virtually invisible from the ground. It was possible to break the link with US operators with complex radio-electronic" technology, said Rostec in a statement.

Russia is in full control of Crimea. The peninsula is holding a referendum on Sunday when the residents will choose to stay with Ukraine or join the Russian Federation. The vote is expected to go in Russia’s favor since over 58% of the population are ethnic Russians.

Pro-Russians and Russian forces took over many locations in Crimea, including the airport. They cancelled all flights at the airport except for those to and from Moscow.

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Posted By: Chris Carmouche