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Accounts conflict over the cause of a spy drone near Crimea.
A US drone crashed into the Black Sea on Tuesday after being chased by Russian fighter jets.
It is the most serious incident directly involving the two superpowers since the start of the war in Ukraine last year.
The US military has now released video showing the Russian jet dumping fuel on the unmanned aerial vehicle to obscure its view.
So, is this a one-time incident or a more serious escalation?
Presenter: Laura Kyle
Pavel Felgenhauer – defense and military analyst
Peter Lee – author of Reaper Force: Inside Britain’s Drone Wars
Alexander Titov – Lecturer in Modern European History at Queen’s University Belfast