A spokesman for Russia’s Ministry of Defense said on Thursday that the information that the US shared with Russia on Twitter was not part of the country’s regular communications with the US.
The spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, told reporters that the country had been informed of the alleged sharing and had not confirmed it.
The incident occurred on Thursday.
“The information was disseminated in the context of military activities of the United States,” Konashev said.
“Russia has always been in close contact with the United State and has always taken steps to prevent information from reaching its hands.”
A US official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters said the Russian Defense Ministry had confirmed that it had shared information with the Pentagon about an incident on the Russian border.
“We’re not aware of any specific information that came from the Russian side,” the official said.
He said that the Russian government did not share with the Americans any information about the incident on Russia’s border.
The US military has reported two incidents in the past month in which US drones and other aircraft have violated Russian airspace.
Earlier this month, a US F-22 fighter jet buzzed a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber, killing a Russian pilot.
A US surveillance drone in international airspace over Syria on Thursday came under fire from a Russian Su-27 jet and crashed.
The Pentagon has been in contact with Russia since last year about a US spy plane flying over its territory, which Moscow denies was a spy aircraft.
Russia’s defense ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.