On the day of laying the base for the US missile defense complex near Gdansk, the Minister of defence of Poland Anthony Macierewicz decided groundlessly accuse Russia of sending a mass of drones from the Kaliningrad region. Against the background of real appreciation of NATO from the Baltic to the Black sea intensified and accusing Russia of aggressive intentions. Synchronously with the Polish Minister made his British counterpart, Lithuanian President and the government of Sweden.
The Minister of defence of Poland Anthony Macierewicz the TV channel TVP has accused Russia of mass zasilek drones. According to him, Russian drones allegedly crossed the border zone of the Kaliningrad region before he took up his post in 2015. Later, however, Poland “enough” has strengthened its border, and now such cases are “isolated”.
“That should shoot down a drone and to present physical evidence of the world community?”
Statements of Mazarevica began the next portion of the anti – “horror stories” of the West, the frequency of which has increased markedly since then, as a system of NATO missile defense (BMD) closer to Russia. We will remind, the first object system in Eastern Europe earned this Thursday at the former air base Deveselu in the South of Romania. On Friday it planned to start construction of another such complex in Poland, in gdańsk – on site, not so far removed from the same region of Kaliningrad.
Note that as reported “Interfax” with reference to aviation portals that track the movement of military aviation, the Friday strategic reconnaissance plane of the U.S. air force RC-135W made another flight off the coast of Kaliningrad region. Scout c tail number and call sign 62-4131 TANGY18 taking off from an air base Mildenhall in the UK, runs the job in the southern part of the Baltic sea. Scout flies-enabled transponder, and, thus, we see on radar.
According to the Agency, it is the fourth approach of the spy plane of the U.S. air force to the Russian borders in the Baltic sea this week. The flight duration of RC-135W on average, 10 hours of which two hours the plane spends near the Russian border.
Earlier it was reported, on 9 may to intercept the American spy base in the Kaliningrad region and raised a Russian su-27.
“Knock and show the public”
First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich said in an interview with the newspaper VIEW that the statements of the Minister of defence of Poland – utter nonsense, has no relation to the real situation.
“This is another injection done at the lowest level. Well, if you’re the defense Minister of a European country and know what intelligence the spacecraft fly over your territory, so take action. Get them and show me, ” said the Klintsevich. – That should do it and show physical evidence of the world community? And so it’s conversations in the kindergarten. I wonder how the poles themselves listening to all this nonsense. Such statements not only have no meaning, but detrimental to the current system of security in Europe”.
The interviewer noted that throughout Eastern Europe and a number of Northern European countries are actively whipping up anti-Russian sentiment. “The Baltic States, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden and other countries included in the anti-Russian arc, which actively conducted propaganda against Moscow. They all “SAG” as they can. US soon going to put its missile defense system in Poland, in Romania, the Aegis system are already. In this context, the Minister of defence “the masked army” makes opportunistic statements against Russia. It is related to military Affairs is exactly the same as I to the theatrical stage,” – said the expert.
Earlier, in comments to RIA “Novosti” Klintsevich recalled that just before the profile Committee of the Federation Council “held a meeting on the topic of regulatory support, development, and applications” of military drones. “Drones are really used for protection of borders of the Russian Federation. However, leading specialists of the Ministry of defence in this area, participated in the meeting, for example the head of Department of the General staff of the armed forces of the Russian Federation Alexander Novikov, categorically denied the facts of violations of Russian drones borders of any other country”, – said the Senator.
“Barrel” as a threat
Note that the statement of the Polish Minister of defence was not an isolated statement of NATO member States, “the manifestations of Russian aggression” in recent days.
The correlation of the military potentials of Russia and Detonation the British defense Secretary Michael Fallon announced that the British Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets, posted in April at the Amari base in Estonia, the alarm was raised in the air to accompany the transport aircraft the Russian space forces. Flight transport Fallon has described it as “a manifestation of aggression by Russia”.
2 may Lithuanian defense Ministry also said that the fighters of the air forces of NATO, guarding the airspace of Baltic countries, during the last week of April, allegedly five times rose into the air over the Baltic sea to escort Russian military aircraft.
Russian defense Ministry has repeatedly stated that all flights of videoconferencing carried out in strict compliance with international rules of using airspace over neutral waters without violating the borders of other States. In contrast, pre-emptive measures often have to take Russia. So, April 14 su-27 Russian space forces had to intercept over the Baltic American reconnaissance plane RC-135 and perform an aerobatics – barrel roll. In Moscow explained that the scout was flying towards Russia.
A little over a week, and the incident with the American aircraft was the same story: “a Russian su-27 performed a maneuver called “barrel” around American reconnaissance plane performing a flight in international airspace. “This is a very dangerous maneuver, noted CNN. – This is the second such case in recent months”, and “us military is strongly opposed to such maneuvers.” Then, it was reported that Russian fighter-interceptor MiG-31 last week, was intercepted near Kamchatka and accompanied at a distance of 15 m reconnaissance plane of the U.S. Navy P-8 “Poseidon”. The American side has stated that such incidents “did not meet professional military standards”. However, the official representative of the Russian defense Ministry said that Russian pilots comply with all security measures and cause such a painful reaction of the American colleagues do not.
In Moscow, meanwhile, has repeatedly stated that missile defense is aimed at the militarization of South-Eastern Europe and contrary to the interests of regional stability. The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov did not rule out Russia’s withdrawal from the start Treaty in response to the deployment in Eastern Europe of new systems of missile defence. The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the deployment of missile defense near Russia’s borders, indeed, constitute a threat to the country.
However, in order to create the necessary background for the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in Eastern Europe does not regret neither forces, nor emotions. On Friday it became known that Finland and Sweden in June will participate in a large-scale joint exercises of NATO armies Anakonda 2016 in Poland, which will employ 25 thousand military personnel from 24 countries. The purpose of the exercise – the development of cooperation of the multinational forces, said on the website of the European command of the U.S. armed forces. This week in Finland has already begun joint exercises of the air forces of Finland and the United States with American F-15 fighters. At the same time, commander of the Oregon air national guard Geoff Smith in Russia said: “We do not intend to provoke its Eastern neighbour. Came here for our fighters and military, carry out exercises for two weeks and go home.”
The Swedish authorities, meanwhile, on Thursday banned a scientific experiment involving the Russian aircraft M-55 “Geophysica”, than broke an important stage of preparation for the European research project StratoClim to study the upper atmosphere. Later, the Ministry of defense of the Kingdom explained that the plane violated the terms granted him permission to stay in Sweden in April this year.
At the end of April the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung stated the need for more NATO military presence in Lithuania for a special “intimidation” of the enemy. She noted that against the background of developments in the field of security policy measures taken for cooperation in the field of armaments is not enough. “Then it was about reassurance. Now we need the intimidation. We will request additional military presence, it applies to both equipment and battalions. Provocations against ships and aircraft, shortly before NATO – Russia Council NATO make it clear that we need more intimidation. The day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel after a meeting in Berlin with the Lithuanian President, Lithuania has promised further military support.
Rhetoric joined by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. On Thursday at a meeting with European Union Commissioner for migration, home Affairs and citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos he called on the EU to strengthen sanctions against Russia. And on Wednesday in the Ukrainian village of Kozin near Kiev there was a fire due to the fact that the helicopter shot off flares, taking the signal tracking system of the air defense over the estate of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for the threat. APU explained that the helicopter automatically triggered a radio-electronic system “friend or foe”, “electronics “glyuknula”.