OREANDA-NEWS  The professionalism of the Su-35 pilot in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation made it possible to avoid a collision with drones in the Syrian province of Homs, said deputy head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the warring parties in the Arab Republic, Major General Yuri Popov.

"On the twenty-first of June, from 12.33 to 12.46, three modular reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial vehicles MQ-9 "Reaper" of the coalition came dangerously close to the Su-35 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which was making a scheduled flight in Syrian airspace, over the settlement of Es Sukhne in the province of Homs at altitudes from 7000 to 8000 meters", - He declared.

Popov noted that the Russian pilot, "having demonstrated high professionalism, took the necessary measures in a timely manner to prevent a collision."