No civilized government can support pilots who deliberately cause plane crashes.
This was stated by John Kirby, coordinator of the US National Security Council Reward in Russia for pilot who collided with US drone over Black Sea– writes Ukrinform.
“I don’t know of any other military, any other air force in the world that would reward a pilot for crashing a drone. If it’s bravery, obviously, they have a different understanding of it,” he said.
A White House spokesman called such an award foolish.
“We don’t know whether or not this pilot intentionally tried to shoot down the drone, but he did, and the video evidence is very convincing,” Kirby added.
He noted that in the US, pilots are not encouraged to crash into any obstacles.
“I don’t know why they rewarded a pilot for bravery who put himself and American assets in harm’s way, and is an idiot at best,” a representative of the Biden administration summed up.
Russian plane shoots down US drone over Black Sea
Let us remind you that March 14, 2023 is over the Black Sea Russian fighter jet collides with US drone. As a result, the US Air Force was forced to shoot down its drone.
Also, on March 16, the Russians announced the discovery of an American drone in the sea 60 km from occupied Sevastopol: “For the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the internal electronic “stuffing” of the drone, as well as its engine, is interesting.”
Military expert Oleg Zhdanov explained whether the US response to the downing of the drone was sufficient.