Boeing P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft flew from NATO Sigonella base in Italy towards the Black Sea on the same day and was spotted at 12:10 Moscow time.
In 2018 the Russian Federation intercepted a U.S. military aircraft, which patrolled the territory near the annexed Crimea.
'Two pairs of F-22s and an E-3 Airborne Early Warning and Control System from North American Aerospace Defense Command positively identified and intercepted a total of four Tupolev Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 fighters entering the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on May 20. Specifically, two of the Russian bombers were intercepted by two F-22s, and a second group of bombers with Su-35 fighters was intercepted later by two additional F-22s, while the E-3 provided overall surveillance. The Russian bombers and fighters remained in the international airspace and at no time did the aircraft enter United States or Canadian sovereign airspace', reads the message.