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Russian Jet Collides with US Drone over Black Sea

The was forced to bring down the drone, military sources says.

A Russian Air Force MiG-31 fighter jet flies during the Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, above Red Square in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

A Russian fighter jet has collided with an American Reaper drone over the Black Sea, the US military confirmed today.

One Western source said earlier that an investigation was underway to check whether the drone had been shot down in the area of intense NATO military activity close to the Ukraine war frontlines.

But it was later confirmed that a collision had occurred. 

The US military said a Russian fighter jet clipped the propeller of the drone, forcing the US to bring it down over the Black Sea.

Details later..