Russia requests that the US cease “hostile” flights following the drone incident


Russia has requested that the United States cease itshostile flights in the wake of the incident involving the US drone being shot down by the Russian military. The request was made in a statement released by the Russian Defense Ministry, which stated that the US shouldrefrain from increasing tensions in the region and should notconduct provocative flights in the vicinity of Russian military facilities. The US has yet to respond to the request.