The flights of Russian aircraft near British airspace are "excessive" and " intimidating ", said the head of the UK Ministry of defence Michael Fallon.
first it was claimed that the Royal air force of Britain many times was accompanied by Russian military aircraft that carried out Flights close to UK airspace, RIA " Novosti ".
"They are not responsible for the aerial surveillance services, They do not meet our pilots," — Fallon said in the interview to television channel Sky news, included in a documentary about the Royal air force, shown on the first day of the week in the evening." This is unnecessary, inappropriate, intimidating, designed to annoy us ", — said the Minister. As stated before, the British air force fighter jets for the last 5 years, more than 40 times flew to escort Russian military aircraft close to the airspace of the UK. The circumstances of all incidents classified, but the Ministry of defence of Britain recognises that always citizens of Russia did not violate the airspace of the country. Explaining such events, British Prime Minister Cameron D. first said that the UK should not and will not react emotionally to the Flights of the Russian air force in international airspace. According to Cameron, " citizens of Russia tried to attract the attention of these actions, but I don't think we can do to respond to It." NATO said about the activity of Russian air force in the European airspace. Russian air force commander Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev called such news message "stuffing" designed to divert attention from the buildup of NATO forces close to Russia's borders. In connection with the situation around Ukraine, NATO has adopted a number of measures that the Alliance explains the need to provide security of the participating countries. Were strengthened mission air patrol in the Baltic countries (in Alliance with 2004), the aircraft with radar equipment make regular Flights over Poland (joined in 1999) and Romania (joined in 2004), the additional NATO ships in the Baltic and Mediterranean seas. In addition, the Alliance said about the increase in the constant presence of staff, program expansion exercises, strengthening early warning systems.