Moscow accuses US planes of spying on Russia
MOSCOW: Russia on Sunday accused US spy planes of flying regular surveillance missions near its southwestern border with Georgia, Interfax news agency reported.
A Russian defense ministry commission said that analysis of three flights by U2 spy planes detected in the past 30 days showed a regular pattern, the news agency said. The commission accused Georgia of allowing the US planes to carry out spy missions from its territory.
It said the flights all followed the same pattern as a US plane, which was intercepted on Saturday when it came within 20 kilometers of the Russian border with Georgia, flying at an altitude of 18,000 meters (60,000 feet).—AFP