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Monday, March 19, 2018

Enough to accuse the Russian military of incompetence: the defense Ministry has commented on incident with the fighter

On the official website of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation in Facebook there was a comment regarding another “air incident” between the military aircraft of Russia and the USA over the Black sea. The defense Ministry made it clear that the su-27 was scrambled to intercept an American reconnaissance aircraft was not due to the unprofessionalism of our military, but just the opposite, no matter how it annoyed US.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The Russian defense Ministry said that the incident occurred on 7 September 2016 in the area of state border of the Russian Federation over the Black sea.

According to the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov, after reconnaissance aircraft P-8 Poseidon of the U.S. Navy twice tried to approach included without transponders, with the Russian airbase Belbek on the interception were raised duty, the su-27.

“When the Russian fighters approached the aircraft as scouts for visual recognition and definitions the Board rooms, those abruptly changed course and flew in the opposite direction from the state border of the Russian side. Russian military pilots have acted in strict accordance with international rules of committing air flights”, – is spoken in the message.

“This is not the first attempt of military aircraft of the North Atlantic Alliance closer to the state border of the Russian Federation for surveillance in areas of strategic command and staff exercises “Caucasus-2016”, – said Konashenkov, stressing that all statements by the Western media, with reference to the Pentagon, about “unsafe and unprofessional” the Russian fighters intercept U.S. spy plane are far from the real situation.

For its part, the defense Ministry proposed to satisfy the obvious curiosity of NATO to our teachings of “right good will” to invite to their final stage of military attachés from several countries, as well as about 100 foreign journalists, including from NATO countries.


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