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Venezuelan fighter jet "aggressively shadowed" US aircraft - SOUTHCOM

WASHINGTON, July 21 (KUNA) -- A Venezuelan SU-30 Flanker "aggressively shadowed" a US EP-3 aircraft at an "unsafe distance" on Friday "jeopardizing the crew and aircraft," the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) announced Sunday.
SOUTHCOM said in a statement "the EP-3 was performing a multi-nationally recognized and approved mission in international airspace over the Caribbean Sea." "This action demonstrates Russia's irresponsible military support to Maduro's illegitimate regime and underscores Maduro's recklessness and irresponsible behavior, which undermines int'l rule of law and efforts to counter illicit trafficking," it stressed. (end) si