An American military drone, reportedly a Reaper, crashed into the Black Sea on Tuesday following an alleged interception by Russian fighter jets. The United States military said the drone was flying in international airspace near Russia when it crashed. Russia has denied involvement in the incident. The cause of the crash is still unknown, and an investigation is underway.
The incident has heightened tensions between the US and Russia, who are already at odds over various issues, including Ukraine, cybersecurity, and arms control. The US has recently increased its military presence in the Black Sea region, and this incident could add to the already heightened tensions between the two countries.
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