There have been close encounters between US forces and “Russian armaments,” specifically unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, during the ongoing war in Ukraine, a US defense official said during a background briefing with reporters on Tuesday.
“There’s been a couple of occurrences of UAVs, unmanned aerial vehicles, that have really been near the border of Belarus, that are near some of our forces,” the official said.
The official added that these instances of drones getting close to US forces did not cause the US “alarm,” but “yes that has occurred.”
“Nothing that has caused us alarm, or nothing that we wouldn’t be ready for, but yes that has occurred,” the official said.
The official could not say if the drones were Belarusian or Russian, but, “either way we consider them a threat.”