In the Kremlin confirmed that Russia has warned about its intention to shoot down a Ukrainian missile near the Crimea
In a broadcast last week to Kiev note really contained a statement that Russia will bring down the Ukrainian rocket during the announced by the Ministry of defense of Ukraine firing on 1 and 2 December – in the case that they will present a danger, confirmed on Wednesday the newspaper “Vedomosti” the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. Meanwhile, as announced in Kiev, the teachings have already started early Thursday morning, and the reaction on this issue from the Russian side has not followed.
Yesterday, Peskov said he knew nothing about the letter of the Russian military’s readiness to shoot down the Ukrainian rocket. He admitted that the first time I hear about it. The day before the representative of the Kremlin said that President Vladimir Putin is aware of intentions of the Ukrainian authorities to hold a training missile firing in the Black sea region of Crimea and is monitoring the situation.
About the protest in military-diplomatic note sent by the Ukrainian military attache in Moscow, against firings that affect the airspace over the Russian territorial waters in the Crimea, the defense Ministry reported on November 25. However, the intention to shoot down a Ukrainian missile in the message was not mentioned.
Earlier, the Ukrainian edition Zn.ua reported that the defense Ministry has given an appropriate written warning to the military attaché of Ukraine. The sources reported that the letter contained warning Russia that it “will shoot down a Ukrainian missile” and “will strike back at the Ukrainian launchers”.
On the eve on the website “Ukrainska Pravda” was published an official letter of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation addressed to the apparatus attaché of defense at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Russian Federation.
“The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation warns that when it detects
launched missiles in the district they will be destroyed by the forces
air defense of the armed forces… if the launched missiles
will create a threat to Russian objects in the area
the territory of the Russian Federation (on land, at sea or in the air space) will be
caused retaliatory strikes to destroy their means of start – up,” noted
in the document.
Exercises with missile firing practice started in the South of Ukraine
As it became known on Thursday morning, December 1, exercises with missile firing has already started in the South of Ukraine and is in full swing. This was stated by the head of the press center of the Ukrainian Air command “South” Vladimir Kryzhanovsky, the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
“Has already begun shooting. Everything goes according to plan. No reaction from Russia there. Ukrainian military are ready for any scenario,” – said Kryzhanovsky. According to him, the exercise will involve the crews of military transport aircraft of the air forces of Ukraine, divisions of anti-aircraft missiles, communication troops and unmanned aircraft of air forces of VSU. The maneuvers will involve anti-aircraft missile systems s-300, Kryzhanovsky said.
Representative of the armed forces of Ukraine said that the fire of the APU are not less than 30 kilometers from the airspace of Crimea.
Source RIA “Novosti” in law enforcement bodies of Crimea told that the ships of the Russian black sea fleet took up positions off the West coast of the Peninsula. Their task is to provide air defence of the Crimea, said the Agency interlocutor.
“Ship crews are translated to the strengthened mode of service,” – said the Agency interlocutor.
It also became known that passenger planes of foreign airlines on Thursday began to circumnavigate the airspace over the Black sea West of the Crimea. About it reports “Interfax” , citing data from Western aviation sites. After 10:00 MSK recorded two flights Israeli airline El Al from tel Aviv to Kiev and of Turkish airlines from Istanbul to Moscow that flew on the Western edge of the closed airspace over the Black sea South of Odessa, the Agency said.
November 24 Ukraine issued the NOTAM (notice to aircraft) on the establishment of “danger zones” in the airspace over certain areas of the Black sea and Crimea. The report said that the air force of the Armed forces of Ukraine plan to hold a training missile firing in the South of Ukraine over the Black sea on December 1-2.
Rosaviatsia reported that Ukraine unilaterally decided to conduct missile firing on 1 and 2 December in the sovereign airspace of the Russian Federation, where the directions of the civil and state aircraft. The Agency appealed to the Ukrainian side to desist from firing, which can threaten civil aircraft. The representative of Rosaviation Sergey Izvolsky has noted that Russia will not ban flights to the Crimea civil aircraft.
Secretary of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov had earlier called the message of Federal air transport Agency and the Ministry of defense “hysteria,” which “is devoid of common sense.” He stated that the airspace of Russia in the Black sea ends up in the middle of the Kerch Strait. “In this area Ukraine has no plans to conduct missile tests,” – said Turchinov.
Before it became known that from-for messages on the preparation of the Ukraine missile firing forces of antiaircraft defense (air defense) of Russia in the Crimea was transferred to the strengthened mode of service.
Meanwhile, the source of “Vedomosti” close to the defense Ministry, suggested that the attempt to “climb” forbidden zone in the Russian territorial waters in the Crimea, it seems, is a provocation, and the intent was indeed to shoot on the territory of Russia the Ukrainian military no.