Asta am declarat in emisiunea Catalinei Porumbel la Antena 3 :
A fost alertă aeriană la Constanța. Avioanele de vânătoare ale Forțelor aeriene Regale britanice staționate la baza aeriană de la Mihail Kogălniceanu au interceptat un avion militar rusesc deasupra Mării Negre.
Avionul a fost interceptat aproape de spațiul aerian NATO.
Avionul interceptat este de bombardament și atac la sol.
„Ne îngrijorează acest comportament agresiv al Rusiei. Situația Mării Negre devine tot mai complicată”, a spus analistul militar Radu Tudor, joi, la Antena 3.
Royal Air Force a postat un mesaj explicit :
RAF TYPHOON SCRAMBLE INTERCEPTS RUSSIAN AIRCRAFT OVER THE ROMANIAN BLACK SEA
Royal Air Force Typhoons based in Romania have been launched in response to Russian Su-24 FENCER aircraft operating near NATO airspace over the Black Sea.
Operating from the Romanian Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base near Constanta on the Black Sea coast, the RAF Typhoon’s responded to the suspected bomber aircraft heading west towards NATO airspace.
The Russian aircraft was flying over the western Black Sea and was monitored by two Typhoon pilots from 135 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW), in accordance with the NATO Enhanced Air Policing (eAP) mission the RAF is conducting in Romania.
“When we received the message to scramble, we sprinted to the jets with our engineers, fired up the aircraft and took off all within a matter of minutes. We were then vectored toward the unknown Russian aircraft who were close to infringing NATO airspace. The Russian aircraft did not enter NATO airspace so we were ordered to patrol the skies for a short period of time as a deterrent, until finally returning to MK Air Base. We routinely conduct air policing in the UK so today’s event is familiar and went seamlessly.”
The RAF mission in Romania is part of NATO’s Assurance Measures introduced in 2014. At the time, the Alliance started implementing these Assurance Measures with the goal of demonstrating the collective resolve of Allies and the defensive nature of NATO.