Air Force Flies 'Extraordinary' Mission Over Ukraine In Clear Warning To Russia

08 December, 2018, 19:01 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Pentagon sends flight over Ukraine following Russian naval incident

Poroshenko said he plans to send navy ships in response to Russia's blocking of the Kerch Strait, which links the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov, a key waterway.

The Pentagon says a US Air Force plane flew a special observation flight over Ukraine in a show of solidarity after Ukraine's naval confrontation with Russian Federation.

U.S., Canadian, German, French, United Kingdom, Romanian and Ukrainian observers were aboard the flight.

The Arms Control Directorate of the Ukrainian General Staff requested the flight under the Open Skies Treaty, which allows unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of participating states.

Ukraine's defense ministry warned Russian Federation on Friday that it will soon send navy ships through the Kerch Strait where Russian Federation fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels two weeks ago.

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Russian ombudswoman Tatyana Moskalkova told Russian news agencies on Friday that she visited three Ukrainian seamen who were injured in the incident and are being held in a Moscow prison hospital.

Russia, a signatory to the treaty, would have to approve a normal flight as part of a larger package that also includes the proposed flights of all 34 parties to the treaty. In this case, the Ukrainian military requested a flight and the USA agreed to conduct it over an uncontested portion of Ukraine territory, according to Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman. The Open Skies is an observation aircraft used for treaty support enhancing global peace, stability and cooperative security.

The USS McCampbell sailed near the Peter the Great Bay to "challenge Russia's excessive maritime claims" in what is known under worldwide norms as a "freedom of navigation operation".

A USA guided-missile destroyer was deployed to disputed waters off the Russian coast on Wednesday in a rare show of force not seen since the Cold War.

Russia's State Duma Deputy Dmytro Belik commented on the claim of Minister of Defense of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak that the Ukrainian Navy would continue using the Kerch Strait, RT reports.

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