In the South of Ukraine launched a missile firing, the reaction from the Russian Federation yet. This was stated by the head of the press center of the Air command «South» Vladimir Kryzhanovsky , the TV channel «112 Ukraine».
«Has already begun shooting. Everything goes according to plan. No reaction from Russia there. Ukrainian military are ready for any scenario», he said.
«The exercise will involve the crews of military transport aircraft of the air forces of Ukraine, divisions of anti-aircraft missiles, communication troops and unmanned aircraft of air forces of VSU. Will involve anti-aircraft missile systems With a 300,» said Kryzhanovsky.
The head of the press center assured that such firings Ukraine is not a threat to the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula.
«Ukraine does not violate» – he said.
«If you look at the trajectory and a certain area and you hold a conditional line of the Peninsula, which will be located installation in Bulgaria, you will notice that the extreme line is pretty far from the coast of the Crimean Peninsula. The near approach of the missile can be up to 30 km,» said Kryzhanovsky.
In turn, the source of «RIA Novosti» in «law enforcement bodies of Crimea» said that the ships of the black sea fleet took up positions off the West coast of the occupied Peninsula.
Their task, according to the source, is to provide air defence of the Crimea.
«Ship crews are translated to the strengthened mode of service,» said Sobesednik Agency.
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 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.
November 30, the 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.
In the South of Ukraine began a missile exercise. The Russian ships made air defense 01.12.2016