U.S. Denies Claims of Drones Intercepted Over Crimea - NBC News.com

Senior U.S. military and intelligence officials denied reports in Russian media Friday that U.S. drones of any kind are flying over Crimea in Ukraine.

The Voice of Russia, a division of the Russian news agency Interfax, had reported that an “American scout-attack drone” was intercepted while performing reconnaissance in Crimean airspace, according to the Rostec state corporation.

“Judging by side marking, the MQ-5B drone was part of the 66th US brigade of military intelligence with the main location in Bavaria,” the Rostec report read, according to Voice of Russia.

First published March 14 2014, 3:09 PM