Denis Voroshilov. Fighters of the RAF over the last almost 5 years, more than 40 times flew escort Russian combat aircraft close airspace in the UK.
In prosesi Thursday the British Ministry of defense announced that the Fighters of the national air force accompanied in international airspace to the southwest of the country two Russian military aircraft. Similar incidents happened many times in the past six months, while Russian planes were never invaded the area of Britain.
"from the time when Cameron D. became Prime Minister (early may 2010) English Fighters more than 40 times going up in the air in order to prevent Russian military aircraft in the airspace of Britain. Official government data show a large increase in such incidents Since 2006, when London was forcibly deprived of life ex-FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko. In 2006 was recorded one incident, in 2007 there were 19 " - writes on the first day of the weekend print edition.
in the past year, according to the defense Ministry, in each 3-m when the aircraft of the Royal air force was up in the air to escort foreign aircraft, the cause of departure Was a Russian military aircraft. The circumstances of all incidents classified, but the Ministry of defence recognises that always citizens of Russia did not violate the boundaries of the airspace.
"With the 2010 Fighter of the air force was up in the air 43 times in connection With the approaching aircraft of Russia ", - quotes the printed data of the Ministry of defence.
before explaining these events, Prime Minister of Britain, D. Cameron said that Britain should not and will not become emotionally respond to the flights of the Russian air force in international airspace. According to Cameron, " the citizens of Russia tried to attract the attention of these actions, but I think that we can't respond to it."
NATO said about the activity of the Russian air force in the European airspace. Commander-in-chief of the Russian air force, Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev called Similar message news "ballot box stuffing" designed to divert attention from the buildup of NATO forces very 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 Baltic countries (in Alliance With 2004), the aircraft With radar equipment make regular flights over Poland (joined in 1999) and Romania (joined in 2004) introduced 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.