In military exercises in southern Ukraine, near the temporarily occupied Crimea, which is scheduled for December 1-2, will involve anti-aircraft missile troops, military, transport and unmanned aircraft, and will stand the test of anti-aircraft guided missiles, medium-range.
On Wednesday 30 November the head of the press service of the Air forces of Ukraine Roman Urcia, reports UNIAN.
«Currently in the Air force of Ukraine continues preparations for this control and flight testing of anti-aircraft controlled medium-range missiles, which are planned in the southern part of Ukraine. The event is planned to attract the crews of military transport aviation units of air defense troops and also unmanned aviation,» he said.
«Previously, the Air force, according to the defined procedure was prepared aviation notifications (NOTAM). This is done with the purpose of timely notification of providers of aviation services of different countries, airlines, crews, aircraft of the possible dangers of the use of airspace during flights in the area of their conduct,» added Urchila.
He stressed that aerial shooting will be held exclusively in the airspace of Ukraine and will be implemented in accordance with international law.
As reported, on December 1-2, in the South of Ukraine planned exercises of Air forces of Armed forces of Ukraine, during which will be carried out aerial firing. However, the Ukrainian media, citing sources in the defense Ministry of Ukraine reported that in the case of Ukraine’s missile firings near the temporarily occupied Crimea Russia threatens Kiev missile strike.
In a letter dated November 26, in particular, says that if Ukraine will hold such fire, the Russian side, first, will bring down the Ukrainian rocket. Second, a blow to the Ukrainian launchers.
In response, the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov has asked the Federation not to panic because of the rocket firing Ukraine. He stressed that the missile tests Ukraine will hold under all international obligations and treaties in its sovereign airspace.
Today, 30 November, press Secretary of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine on ATO Andrei Lysenko said that threats cannot stop the plans of Ukraine concerning military exercises.
In turn, the Deputy Minister of defence of Ukraine – chief of staff Colonel-General Alexander Dublyany did not answer the question, I would cancel Ukraine firing in connection with the alleged threats to Russia.
«Now, now, this question can not answer because the timing of the firings defined on December 1-2,» — said Dublyany.
Also today, the State aviation service of Ukraine has confirmed the information about that earlier at the request of the Ministry of defence pilots were sent to operational notices (NOTAMs) about the danger of flying over the Black sea.
In the exercises near the Crimea will involve anti-aircraft missile troops as well as combat and transport aircraft 30.11.2016