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Old 01-30-2018, 01:17 PM
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Arrow Military releases video of Russian jet flying within 5 feet of US aircraft

Military releases video of Russian jet flying within 5 feet of US aircraft
By Benjamin Raven - Updated 2:41 PM; Posted 2:40 PM
RE: http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/i...eo_of_rus.html

The U.S. State Department has released video of a Russian SU-27 jet flying within five feet of an American EP-3 aircraft's flight path over international waters on Monday, Jan. 29.

Heather Nauert, State Department spokesperson, said in a statement that the "unsafe interaction" brings the "highest level of concern (with) the latest incident of unsafe Russian military practices." The U.S. EP-3 Ares II aircraft is described by the military as a $36 million reconnaissance one that is more than 116 feet long and 36 feet high.

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U.S. EP-3 Intercepted in the Black Sea

"While the U.S. aircraft was operating under international law, the Russian side was flagrantly violating existing agreements and international law, in this case the 1972 Agreement for the Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA)," the U.S. State Department statement reads. "This is but the latest example of Russian military activities disregarding international norms and agreements.

"We call on Russia to cease these unsafe actions that increase the risk of miscalculation, danger to aircrew on both sides, and midair collisions."

In the video, the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa 6th Fleet reports the Russian SU-27 directly cross the American plane's flight path which caused the U.S. EP-3 to fly through the Russian aircraft's jet wash. The U.S. military reports that the duration of this intercept lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes.

In response, CNN reports the Russian Defense Ministry said that its aircraft "was strictly in accordance with international rules for the use of airspace and there were no extraordinary events."

"A Su-27 fighter was sent to intercept the target and approached the aircraft at a safe distance and identified it as an ER-3E US reconnaissance aircraft," CNN reports the Russian statement reads.

"The crew of the fighter jet reported the identification of the American reconnaissance aircraft and accompanied it, preventing it from violating Russian airspace, observing all necessary security measures."

This isn't the only time a Russian aircraft has intercepted or come extremely close with a U.S. jet in the past year. Back in April 2017, two Russain TU-95 bombers were intercepted within 100 miles of Kodiak Island and 280 miles away from Elmendorf Air Force Base.

In November 2017, a Pentagon spokesperson said a Russian fighter jet made an "unsafe, unprovoked" intercept of a U.S. aircraft over international waters. Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza told CNN at the time that a Russian Su-30 intercepted a U.S. P-8A Poseidon aircraft over the Black Sea by crossing in front of it from right to left while engaging its afterburners. The spokeswoman for the Pentagon said the U.S. aircraft "did nothing to provoke this Russian behavior."

A couple of months before the November 2017 intercept, Russia's Defense Ministry said it would treat any U.S.-led warplanes over Syria's government-controlled areas as potential targets. This warning came a day after the U.S. shot down a Syrian aircraft for the first time in June 2017.
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:21 PM
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Russia says it will treat US-led planes over Syria as 'potential targets'
By Benjamin Raven
RE: http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/i...06/russia.html

A day after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian warplane for the first time, Russia's Defense Ministry sent out a clear message Monday, June 19.

The Associated Press reports that Russia said it will treat any U.S.-led warplanes over Syria's government-controlled areas as potential targets. On Sunday evening, June 18, a U.S. F/A-18E Super Hornet "immediately shot down" a Syrian SU-22 warplane after it dropped bombs near coalition forces around 6:43 p.m., the Department of Defense reports in a news release.

"The coalition presence in Syria addresses the imminent threat ISIS in Syria poses globally," the Department of Defense says in the news release. "The demonstrated hostile intent and actions of pro-regime forces toward coalition and partner forces in Syria conducting legitimate counter-ISIS operations will not be tolerated."

A.P. reports Moscow condemned the counter-attack, and has asked U.S. officials to offer a full explanation of why it shot down the Syrian war plane.

"I'm sure that because of this neither the U.S. nor anyone else will take any actions to threaten our aircraft," Viktor Ozerov, chairman of the defense, told state-owned RIA Novosti news, according to A.P. "That's why there's no threat of direct confrontation between Russia and American aircraft."

This isn't the first time Russia has vocally condemned U.S. military action in Syria in recent months. Back in April, Russia gave the U.S. the cold shoulder after Americans fired 59 missiles on a Syrian air base after a chemical weapons attack.

The U.S. launched 59 missiles at the Shayrat air base in early April in response to a chemical attack that was blamed on the Syrian government and Assad. It was the first time the U.S. directly targeted the Syrian government since the civil war began in the country. At the time, the Kremlin said Putin called the U.S. strike an "aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law."

Ozerov also made clear that Russia would only be tracking the U.S.-led coalition's jets and would not actively be shooting them down. He said that if they do threaten a Russian aircraft, then "a threat for those jets may appear."

Russia has been a key ally of Bashar Assad, Syria's president, since 2015.

"These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria," the U.S. military said in a release.

"The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group's ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world ... "
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Arrow State Department Says Russia ‘Flagrantly’ Violated Accord During Aerial Intercept

State Department Says Russia ‘Flagrantly’ Violated Accord During Aerial Intercept
By: Bill Gertz 1-30-18
RE: http://freebeacon.com/national-secur...ial-intercept/

Russian jet flew within 5 feet of Navy surveillance plane

The State Department accused Russia of violating an agreement by conducting a dangerous aerial encounter on Monday involving a Su-27 jet that passed dangerously close to a Navy surveillance plane over the Black Sea.

Voicing "the highest level of concern," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the unsafe intercept of a Navy EP-3 aircraft on Monday violated a 1972 U.S.-Russia agreement.

"The United States notes with the highest level of concern the latest incident of unsafe Russian military practices over the Black Sea on Jan. 29," Nauert said in a statement.

"While the U.S. aircraft was operating under international law, the Russian side was flagrantly violating existing agreements and international law, in this case the 1972 Agreement for the Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA)," she said.

The statement signals a shift in Trump administration policy toward Russian attempts at aerial coercion.

Nauert used unusually harsh diplomatic language in criticizing the Russian military action, and it was the first time such terms have been used for many years.

Following past incidents of several dangerous Russian aerial intercepts of U.S. aircraft no similar accusations of treaty breaches were made.

Official U.S. statements after the aggressive Russian aircraft intercepts have been limited to expressions of concern and claims the incidents are being further investigated.

The dangerous intercept is "the latest example of Russian military activities disregarding international norms and agreements," Nauert stated.

"We call on Russia to cease these unsafe actions that increase the risk of miscalculation, danger to aircrew on both sides, and midair collisions."

In Moscow, the Defense Ministry denied the Su-27 pilot acted provocatively.

"The entire flight of the Su-27 was conducted in accordance with international regulations, and there were no emergency situations," the ministry said in a statement, according to state-run RT.

The Russians claimed the jet was scrambled in response to a flying object detected heading for the Russian border.

Moscow asserted the EP-3 was intercepted "at a safe distance" and followed until it changed course away from Russian airspace.

The Su-27 intercept is the latest military provocation by the Russian military in the region.

Earlier on Sept. 7, 2017, a similar dangerous intercept took place between and Su-27 and a P-8 over the Black Sea. That incident ended after 19 minutes and the Su-27 flew as close as 10 feet.

In February, four Russian warplanes conducted low passes over the USS Porter, a guided missile destroyer in the Black Sea during a NATO military exercise in the region.

Last May, a Su-27 flew within 20 feet of a P-8 surveillance jet over the Black Sea in an encounter deemed safe by the Navy.

The latest aerial encounter highlights growing U.S.-Russia tensions in the region.

The Trump administration is demanding Moscow give up control over the Crimean peninsula as a precondition for improved ties. Crimea was taken over by Russian troops in early 2014 and later annexed, forcing Ukraine to lose many valuable industrial plants located in the region.

The invasion, which came under the direction of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, overturned most of the assumptions of the post-Cold War order in Europe.

As a result of the takeover, U.S. and NATO allies have been conducting warship operations in the Black Sea as well as aerial surveillance flights to track Russian military activity.

Russia has been supporting covert paramilitary operations in Ukraine in a bid to destabilize the government.

The EP-3 incident was disclosed by U.S. Naval Forces-Europe in a statement that said the EP-3 was flying in international airspace at the time of the intercept.

"This interaction was determined to be unsafe due to the Su-27 closing to within five feet and crossing directly through the EP-3's flight path, causing the EP-3 to fly through the Su-27's jet wash," the Navy said. "The duration of the intercept lasted two hours and 40 minutes."

The Navy said Russia's military has a right to operate in international airspace "but they must behave within international standards set to ensure safety and prevent incidents" including the 1972 agreement.

"Unsafe actions‎ increase the risk of miscalculation and midair collisions," the statement said. "The U.S. aircraft was operating in accordance with international law and did not provoke this Russian activity."

Russia is also in violation of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty by deploying a new ground-launched cruise missile banned under that accord.

The Pentagon is considering development of new intermediate-range missiles in response.
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