Foreign Ministry handed US a note of protest over NATO aircraft incidents

About the incident with the Aeroflot plane December 3 was previously known. According to the interlocutor of the agency, the reconnaissance aircraft approached the civil aviation board 20m vertically. The crew followed the dispatchers' commands and “ observed the aircraft visually at the time of the divergence, '' Aeroflot reported. At the same time and for the same reason, a Maltese airline liner flying from Sochi to Skopje was threatened. The Foreign Ministry handed a note listing incidents in which NATO aircraft were involved and civilian aircraft could be damaged. '' Subscribe to RBC's Telegram Get the news faster than anyone Истoчник According to Kirby, the situation in the skies over the Black Sea was easily resolved “ with the help of common sense and routine air traffic control procedures. It turned out to be an MQ9A Reaper reconnaissance drone. Video A spokesman for the US Department of Defense, John Kirby, said that the maneuvers of military aircraft posed no danger to civilians. The controllers had to order the pilots to suddenly drop the altitude. Otherwise, all the means at our disposal will be used to prevent and eliminate emerging threats '', & mdash; the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Foreign Ministry handed the United States a note of protest over the incidents with the planes and threatened to “eliminate the threats”. The agency published a video of the incident. The commentary of the representative of the department, Maria Zakharova, is published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “ Reserving the right to respond to the corresponding challenges from the United States and the NATO members led by it, we call for a substantive dialogue on security guarantees and the discussion of ways to reduce military-political tensions, including options for preventing dangerous incidents in the air and at sea. “ To avoid a collision, the dispatchers of the Rostov Regional Air Traffic Management Center urgently changed the route of the flight of the Russian air carrier. In the same evening, the Ministry of Defense reported that Russian fighters had escorted an American RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft and a reconnaissance and target designation aircraft over the Black Sea CL-600 ARTEMIS. “ The crew did not respond to the dispatchers' repeated requests. The liner, on board of which there were 142 passengers, received a command from the controllers to change the flight altitude from 10,050m to 9450m due to the intersection of the flight path by another aircraft. The statement lists several potentially dangerous incidents from the point of view of Russia. Exclusively thanks to the professionalism and self-discipline of our aviation services, who promptly gave the command to the pilots of the Aeroflot flight, whose trajectory crossed the indicated reconnaissance board, to change the level, it was possible to prevent a collision, '', '' mdash; Foreign Ministry reported. The Ministry of Defense reported that US aircraft were approaching the borders of Russia, but then turned. Source of Interfax in dispatch services said that the incident took place over the Black Sea, the change in course occurred due to a reconnaissance aircraft of another state. '' On October 13, a Boeing RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft of the US Air Force approached the AzurAir Boeing 767-300 passenger airliner. Moscow threatened to “use all the means at our disposal to eliminate threats” Foreign Ministry handed a note of protest to the US Embassy over 'provocative actions' military aviation of NATO countries, endangering civilian flights. Case on December 3, when a CL-600 US Air Force reconnaissance aircraft crossed the flight path of an Aeroflot aircraft over the Black Sea. On October 6, the plane of the Special Flight Detachment “ Russia '', performing a flight along the route Anapa & mdash; Moscow, discovered an unidentified aircraft following the course and not communicating.