Hours before the video release, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the footage would confirm the U.S. version of the story.
Declassified video shows Russian fighter jet dumping fuel on, colliding with U.S. drone →
Gen. Milley and Mr. Austin said the Pentagon has detailed video evidence of the encounter that disproves Russia’s contention that the Reaper got into an “uncontrolled flight,” lost altitude and crashed into the sea.
U.S. races to find drone wreckage in Black Sea as Russia launches own recovery mission →
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