Tension is growing between United States of America And He flies And then a Russian plane collided with an American drone that was on a reconnaissance mission over the Black Sea. For the Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonovepisode “Provocation”.
He explained that “this device was flying with its transmitters turned off and entered a special military operation area.” tax. And again: “Russia calls on the United States to put an end to unacceptable military activities near the Russian borders.” Meanwhile according to BBC RAF and Luftwaffe warplanes intercepted a Russian military aircraft over Estonian airspace, which was escorted out.
NATO: Turkey came close to going ahead with Finland
Turkey intends to agree Finland’s application for NATO membership – independently of Sweden – before the parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for May 14, they said Reuters Two Turkish officials.
The sources said that it is very likely that the Turkish parliament will ratify Finland’s membership in NATO before it is closed in mid-April for elections.
A bipartisan group of US senators is pushing for F-16s to be sent to Ukraine
A bipartisan group of US senators is lobbying the Pentagon To send F-16s to Ukraine. In a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, obtained by US newspaper Politico, eight senators write that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is “now at a critical juncture,” saying F-16 fighter jets could give Kiev an advantage while the Moscow invasion enters the year. the second. “After speaking at the Munich Security Conference last month with leaders of the United States, Ukraine and foreigners working to support Ukraine, we believe the United States should carefully consider supplying the F-16. This loading could be a game-changer on the battlefield.”
Kiev: The United States has already replaced the downed drone
The American drone crashed yesterday in the Black Sea after an accident with a Russian fighter A spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Colonel Yuriy Ignat, said it had already been replaced by another plane. “American aviation in the Black Sea is permanent. The Black Sea is not an internal sea of Russia,” Ignat told a syndicated news program broadcast by Ukrainian television stations and reported by Ukraine’s Pravda.
The military spokesman added that the United States would “evaluate the incident” involving the MQ-9 Reaper reconnaissance plane, which also has combat capabilities, and the Russian Su-27 fighter, but said that “another drone that is already operating at the site of the attack. The reconnaissance plane fell.”
The President of Finland will enter NATO starting tomorrow in Turkey for talks with Erdogan
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto He will go to Turkey tomorrow and the day after to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. At the center of the talks is Finland’s membership in NATO, the Finnish President’s Office said.
Ukraine: air alerts in all regions, explosions in Kharkiv
Air alert this morning in all Ukrainian regions including the capital. Explosions have been reported Kharkovin eastern Ukraine, according to the head of the military regional administration, Oleg Sinigubovquoted UNIAN. According to the Belarusian Monitoring Group, a Russian MiG-31K “with a dagger” took off from the territory of Belarus. “MiG-31Ks are possible carriers of Dagr missiles. Ukraine currently does not have air defenses capable of shooting down these missiles,” Sinigubov said.
Michel: “There is no desire for peace from Russia”
“We want an escalation towards peace, but Russia has instead escalated the war” and “We don’t see any signal from the Kremlin in the right direction.” This was stated by the President of the European Council, Charles MichelIn his speech to the European Parliament, A Strasbourg.
Kiev: “Thirteen Russian ships in the Black Sea carry 28 Caliber cruise missiles”
Currently, Russia has deployed 13 military ships on combat duty in the Black Sea, including four missile launch units with a total of 28 Kalibr cruise missiles, the Ukrainian Naval Command said on Facebook, citing the agency. ukrinform. The message read: “As of March 15, 2023, there are 13 enemy ships on combat duty in the Black Sea, including 4 Caliber cruise missile carriers, with a total of up to 28 missiles.”
Russian media: “400,000 soldiers have been recruited since April”
Starting April 1, Russia New recruitment of contract soldiers will begin, and the Ministry of Defense has sent orders to the regions indicating how many people they will have to enroll: Russian regional media write that 400,000 contract soldiers will be added to the army, according to the plans of the Federal Ministry of Defense. The site reports it Radio Svoboda. According to the newspaper firstka The registration and enlistment offices are trying to compensate for the losses of the Russian army.
Moscow: “America stops military activities on our borders”
Russia calls on the United States to put an end to what it calls “unacceptable military activities near the Russian borders” after the crashes of a Russian plane and an American drone yesterday. This was stated by the Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, citing RIA Novosti.
GB fighters and German fighters intercept a Russian plane over Estonia
RAF and Luftwaffe fighter jets intercepted a Russian military aircraft over Estonian airspace. BBC In a tweet that does not cite any sources. A Russian Ilyushin Il-78 Midas quad-engine transport and air refueling plane was flying between the Russian enclave. Kaliningrad And Saint Petroburgo, and passed through Estonian airspace, the Baltic Sea, without announcing that it had been handed over to air control in Tallinn. The two planes they intercepted, two Typhoons that took off for the occasion, one German and one British, escorted the Il-78 from Estonian space.
Kiev, four wounded in the Russian attack on Kherson
Two civilians and two officers of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service were injured in Russian bombing in the Kherson region. This was reported by the Ukrainian military command operating in the south of the country, it was reported Kyiv Independent.
ISW: “A drone crash will not cause direct conflict between the United States and Russia”
The incident of the American MQ-9 Reaper drone in the Black Sea will not cause a direct conflict between the United States and Russia. This is confirmed by the Institute for the Study of War analysts, as reported Ukraineska Pravda. The institute’s experts noted that “Russian forces have used intimidation tactics against US aircraft and ships and their allies in many theaters over the decades, which has never led to conflicts.”
Governor of Belgorod: “3 missiles were shot down over the area”
The governor of the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine, said that Russian air defense had shot down three missiles over the region. bring it back Kyiv Independent Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov did not provide details of the source of the missiles. There were no reports of injuries.
Russian Ambassador: We do not want a clash with the United States
Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov told reporters, after being summoned to the US State Department over the incident between a Russian plane and an American drone, that Russia does not want a “collision” with the United States. But the diplomat noted that “as we can see, American planes should not be near the Russian borders.” He asked, “Can you imagine if such a drone suddenly appeared near New York or San Francisco?” , although the accident occurred in international airspace.
Zelensky, “We will strengthen Bakhmut’s defense.”
Regarding Bakhmut, “there is a clear and common position: strengthening the defenses to destroy the occupier as much as possible.” The President of Ukraine said that, Volodymyr ZelenskyIn his evening video message. bring it back UNIAN.
Al Waseet: Phosphorus ammunition used near Bakhmut
The Russian army fired at least two white phosphorous shells yesterday afternoon in an uninhabited area in Gasiv Air near Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine. Journalists write about it afp is on the site.
Nate: ‘The plane that went down in the Black Sea was not carrying weapons’
The American drone that crashed in the Black Sea after a close encounter with a Russian fighter that had no weapons. bring it back The New York Times Quoting a US military official. It was explained that the plane took off from a base in Romania on a regularly scheduled reconnaissance mission, which usually takes nine to ten hours.
Use: “Take steps to prevent a drone from falling into the wrong hands”
The White House took the necessary measures to prevent the drone, which fell into the Black Sea, “from falling into the wrong hands.” This was stated by the National Security Council coordinator, John Kirby CNN. “Without going into too much detail, what I can say is that we have taken steps to protect our inventory with respect to that particular drone. And it is US property. We obviously don’t want to see anyone get their hands on it outside of our reach.”
Lithuania extends the state of emergency on the Russian border
The Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) once again extended the state of emergency in the border regions with the Russian Federation and Belarus. This measure to reduce illegal immigration favored by the Belarusian police was adopted and started in the summer of 2021.
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