photo: Artem Makeev
We will remind, the head of the command of military air operations of the U.S. Armed forces Herbert Carlisle said earlier that the US is “concerned about a resurgent Russia and an extremely aggressive China”. In his opinion, Russia is seeking to define its sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and China in the South China sea.
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The head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev in his Facebook compared Carlisle with Ivan Vasilievich: “the words of a character in the famous movie, “sometimes, Ivan Vasilevich when You say, it seems to me that You are delusional”. “It seems that some us military do not fully understand what they say”, – said the Russian parliamentarian.
However, he thanked American military for the compliment: “This kind of recognition… Thank you for your kind words”.
According to Kosachev, apparently, Carlisle reported that Russia is reborn, it is time to worry.” “Really – outrageous desire of individual countries to have their borders are not always loomed American aviation”, – said the Senator.
Note that we are talking about incidents in the Baltic and Barents seas. In the air space in the neutral waters of the Russian border guards often catch the flights of American spy planes near the Russian border. Moscow demands or to stop such flights, or at least to enable the transponder to the aircraft could be seen on radar.
Read about a recent incident: a spy Plane of the U.S. air force once again caught at the Russian border in the Baltic sea