Off the coast of Crimea spotted by British reconnaissance aircraft
MOSCOW, 14 Jul — RIA Novosti. Aircraft of the Royal air force of great Britain conducted reconnaissance near the coast of the Crimea. It is reported by the resource monitoring Mil Radar.
The Raythen Sentinel aircraft flew with the British military base of Akrotiri on the island of Cyprus around 09:05 GMT.
Royal Air Force Sentinel R1 ZJ961 RRR9987 departed Akrotiri at approx 0605z – Black Sea mission pic.twitter.com/GNUCwkPG36
— Mil Radar (@MIL_Radar) July 13, 2018
On the published map shows that the route of the aircraft ran over the Black sea near the Russian Peninsula. The plane flew over the Crimea at least twice.
Recently, the activity of foreign reconnaissance aircraft near Russian borders has increased. So, in June, the us drone had spent hours flying along the coast of the Crimea.
The defense Ministry drew attention to the fact that since the beginning of the year foreign aircraft was not seen again at the Russian border. The Agency urged the US to abandon such operations, however, the Pentagon has refused.
According to the expert of the Center Voyenno-political journalism of Boris Rozhina, this practice is standard in the US for at least 2015 and will continue. The strategic course of the Pentagon defines Russia as one of the main opponents, but because every year the U.S. defense Department allocated for such flights more and more noticed Rozhin.
As stated by defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, a unique interspecific grouping of troops, created in Crimea, “leaves no chance” for potential attempts to infringe on the territory of Russia and plays a critical role in ensuring the security of the country.