LONDON, August 25. /Basereporter.com/. All the actions of the Russian armed forces, including flights of videoconferencing over the Black sea, consistent with international law and are unable to bear the threats of great Britain and her allies. This was declared on Tuesday to journalists the press Secretary of the Russian Embassy in London, commenting on the defence of the United Kingdom on the 23 August in Romania British fighters were scrambled to intercept Russian patrol aircraft, allegedly carrying out “provocative actions” over the Black sea.
“All actions of the Russian armed forces strictly comply with international law and pose no threat to the UK, – said the representative of the Embassy. – More understandable when the Royal Navy to accompany the ships to the Russian Navy when passing through the English channel, in the vicinity of the British coast, although it is not necessarily accompanied by public statements. But what kind of threat the UK or even its allies can at least theoretically present Russian patrol aircraft flying near the Russian coast, at a distance of more than 2 thousand km from the British Isles?”
On Friday, the Minister of defence of the United Kingdom Gavin Williamson said that the actions of the British side to send “a clear message” that London is ready “to collectively respond to any act of aggression” and supports its Eastern European allies “to deter any threats they face.”
The Embassy of the Russian Federation noted that Williamson and other British politicians, “presenting to the public the routine actions of the Russian side as a “provocative incidents” themselves are highly irresponsible,” but in reality, such episodes merely serve to illustrate the perniciousness of the idea of deployment of RAF and other NATO forces in Romania, Poland and the Baltic States. As he said, “instead of strengthening someone’s security is the military presence is actually used by the British authorities for their own provocative activity – verbal, which is unfortunate, and a real military that is simply dangerous”.
On 22 August, the UK Ministry of defence reported about the flight of Eurofighter Typhoon fighters with the same Romanian air base to monitor the actions of the Russian multipurpose fighters su-30, which “carried out flights near NATO airspace over the Black sea”. In April of this year at the Romanian air base “Mihail Kogalniceanu” arrived four British fighter. The task of the Typhoon include patrolling the airspace on the Eastern flank of NATO.