U.S. military sends warning to Russia with "extraordinary" flight over Ukraine but more action is needed, experts say


by Newsweek

Newsweek— "Russia's unprovoked attack on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait is a dangerous escalation in a pattern of increasingly provocative and threatening activity," the Pentagon said in a statement.

www.washingtontimes.com—U.S. warns Russia with 'extraordinary flight' over Ukraine. Blasting Russia's "dangerous escalation" in the region, U.S. planes on Thursday conducted an "extraordinary flight" over Ukraine in what Pentagon officials cast as a blunt warning to Moscow. The flights come as a direct response to last week's incident in the Kerch Strait, which saw Russian forces fire on Ukrainian ...

Mail Online—U.S. Air Force sends 'observation flight' over Ukraine in solidarity and as a warning to Russia. An unarmed U.S. Air Force plane with American and international observers flew over Ukraine Thursday in a show of solidarity after Russia's Ukraine naval confrontation last month.

WSJ—U.S. Military Plane Flies Over Ukraine in Warning to Russia. The Pentagon said it carried out a rare flight over Ukraine under the international Open Skies Treaty to “reaffirm U.S. commitment to Ukraine” amid heightened Russia-Ukraine tensions.