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Russia to honor pilots who shot down US drone

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced this Friday that he will honor the pilots of the Su-27 fighter jet that shot down a US drone flying over the Black Sea.

According to Sergei Shoigu, the two pilots “prevented the US MQ-9 unmanned flying device from violating the limits of the zone of restricted use of airspace established to carry out the special military operation in Ukraine”.

According to the press office of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the limits of the air zone were published, “as established by the norms”, and international users were aware of them.

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said today that Russia’s Air Navigation Code allows the government to establish “no-fly zones”.

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