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Russian Su-24 bombers frightened the Ukrainian military, breaking into the zone of military exercises of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Russian front-line bombers broke into the zone of the Ukrainian military exercises.

A pair of Russian front-line bombers (according to official sources - Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft - ed.) And at least one electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces frightened the Ukrainian military with their unexpected appearance in the area of ​​the military exercises of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the Ukrainian side, the Russian pilots ignored the fact of the closure of the airspace and created serious interference with the operation of the Ukrainian air defense systems, which just carried out the practice of hitting targets over the Black Sea.

“In the area of ​​live firing of anti-aircraft missile forces of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Black Sea, reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Federation, such as Su-24MR and Il-20, grossly violated the procedure for using the air space, repeatedly flying into the restricted area, which Ukraine has reserved for the exercise. Russian planes crossed combat courses of targets of the VR-3 Flight type, along which Ukrainian anti-aircraft guided missiles were used ", - said in the message of the command of the Air Force of Ukraine.

The Russian side did not react to such a statement from the Ukrainian military command. It is likely that there will be no reaction to this score, since, apart from accusations, the Ukrainian side did not provide any facts and evidence of the violation of the exercise zone by Russian aircraft. Nevertheless, even if such an incident did take place, the closure of the airspace is only a conditional warning, emphasizing the danger to flights.