Originally appeared at A-specto, translated by Borislav exclusively for SouthFront
Despite the widespread version in the US and Western Europe concerning the case of the US warship “Donald Cook”, the truth is that US forces are themselves provoking Russia and so, they received a decent response, writes Swiss media. The American ship openly provoked Moscow, moving to 130 km from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, home to about 440,000 Russian citizens. The only real purpose of the exercise of power of the United States, 6000 km away from of its own territory – that is the desire to provoke Russia, highlights some Swiss media. At the same time Russia was sure to leave a “good” impression and send the US military a clear warning. Two Russian bombers Su-24 managed to elude the radar locators and to got close to the American warship by flying at a record low level. As always in such cases, the Pentagon reacted with sharp indignation. The same day, when the Americans accused Russia of a flyover, a Su-27 of the Military Space Forces of the Russian Federation intercepted over the Baltic Sea an American scout-plane RC-135U.
Moscow says: “An unknown object was flying toward the Russian border with high speed. Our Su-27 identified the scout and compelled him to return”. “After being spotted by the Russian Su-27 the scout changed course opposite the Russian border” , stated the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov on Sunday. The flight of Russian fighter over the Baltics was fully in line with international rules. At the same time, on American media (such as Fox News) the following message appeared: ” An RC-135 plane of the US Air Force, performing a planned flight in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner” and since this case was soon after Russian fighter jets flew “uncomfortable dangerous” toward Donald Cook ” according to Danny Hernandez, who is the official representative of the command of the air force of the United States in Europe, this should cause extraordinary concern. CNN even explained: “the Russian military airplane approached the reconnaissance plane of the US from the left side, then he began to rotate around its axis in a spiral, and passed over the American scout, having completed the implementation of the stunt by the right side of the American aircraft.”
A representative of the Pentagon expressed a protest through the diplomatic channels to the government of Russia in connection with the “incident.” Americans also argue that Russia intervened while the RC-135U was flying over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea. The Military Office of the United States determines the behavior of the Russian pilot as “messy, aggressive maneuvers.” In fact, once again the Americans are startled by the professionalism of the Russian military, and at the same time are trying to create another media bluff and scandal. However, the “aggressive Russian maneuvers” were not very close to the US border, but to the Russian one. The provocation is more than transparent.
Concerning the squeaks over the US warship “Donald Cook” which performed military exercises alongside the Polish, in neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major-General Igor Konashenkov stated: “Our aircraft performed planned educational training flights about 70 kilometers from the Russian naval base in line with international norms. The painful reaction of our American colleagues is incomprehensible. The freedom of navigation of the US warship which was in operational proximity to the Russian naval base of the Baltic Fleet, does not cancel the freedom of flights of Russian aircraft.”
In connection with the deliberately provoked “drama” Polish President Andrzej Duda and Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev “lambasted” Moscow together at a news conference, as indeed was the plan. To create a provocation that then is presented as the “Russia’s threatening behavior” The easiest way is to harness the “marionettes” on call (Duda and Plevneliev) so they start talking nonsense. Duda stated that the Russian planes flying near the warships of NATO shows that Russia is checking how weak Is the North Atlantic Alliance, and whether its prepared to defend the member states.” The answer must be an unequivocal – states Duda. – We must strengthen the potential and increase troop levels in Europe.” Without realizing, the Polish Duda revealed WHY these provocations were carried out by the US. Activities for imbeciles. At the same time Plevneliev, this “impressive intellect in international relations and military science and commander of the Bulgarian Army” stated: “Russia should abandon the aggressive actions we are seeing at the moment.” Even the statements of these two persons are sufficient to compromise the US version of the cases in the Baltic Sea. Now even to those irresponsible to knowledge and truth, it is clear that if these two individuals included as lawyers in the European public space, this event is planned and deliberate.