In recent months and years, NATO, and specifically the US, have not only boosted their surveillance activities along Russia’s borders, but are also increasingly training for potential strikes on Russian soil, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
Shoigu spoke in an interview, aired on Russian TV on September 6th.
He said that a sharp increase in foreign surveillance and training flights testing the country’s borders and air defenses had been observed.
In August, such activities increased by some 30 percent compared to August 2019.
Moreover, the bloc’s aircraft have been actively training to conduct air strikes, routinely performing mock missile launches on targets within the country, Shoigu claimed.
“The most alarming is that if earlier – even though not that frequently – there were mainly reconnaissance aircraft, they’ve now begun regular training flights with large numbers of planes, during which the mock missile strikes are conducted.”
Over the last several weeks leading up to September 6th, there were several incidents when Russian fighter jets had to be lifted to intercept US and NATO aircraft encroaching near the borders.
On September 4th, most notably, 3 B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers flew over Ukraine’s airspace, and along the borders of Crimea, as well as the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.
The bombers were intercepted by eight fighter jets and warned away from the border.
Another incident involving US strategic bombers occurred late in August, when a B-52H was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 fighter jet over the Baltic Sea.
In that situation, Denmark claimed that the Russian plane violated the country’s borders while chasing the US plane. Moscow denied the accusations.
On September 4th, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that a meeting of the heads of defense departments of the SCO, CIS and CSTO countries was the first in history, such large-scale events with international participation have not yet been held.
“Today’s meeting is the first meeting of this level in the history of our international contacts,” Shoigu said in his opening remarks.
The minister expressed confidence that international military cooperation will intensify after this meeting, and the results of the meeting “will become a solid basis for deepening interaction between defense departments.”
He also thanked his colleagues from the SCO, CIS and CSTO for the participation of the crews in the Victory Parade, which took place on June 24 in Moscow, and also noted the high level of their preparation.
Shoigu stressed that the place where the meeting is being held – the Patriot Park in Kubinka – was also not chosen by chance. Here, according to him, history and modernity are closely intertwined.
“The line of defense of Moscow passed here, where the Soviet troops stopped the enemy and achieved the first major successes at the front. From here began the movement of our troops to the West and the liberation of people from fascism,” the minister said.
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NATO seems to be training to strike on Ukrainian soil
No worries, NATO is just a scam to swindle my tax payers dollars.
*my tax dollars or *US taxpayer dollars. Saying “my tax payers dollars” kinda hints that in your case its not your taxes and its not really dollars
I think if they are stupid enough to try something it will be in Donbass,but i don’t think even they are that stupid,in a way i hope they are because they wouldn’t like the response which would be massive,if they think Georgia was bad try something in Donbass.
aha, ill let them know:))) Jokes aside I think they will be visiting more often and staying longer, every time
You must be reading that article ! What perspicacity ! Impressive !!!
I know right? Even I got surprised with myself. But its cute that you noticed, I am glad you are watching:)))
@LoneRanger will cry and rage :)
You want 27 million Russians to die again. As long as you get dollares to your icecreams and Nike shoes, you care about nobody, nobody!
But my Cocaine&Kaviar cap bruh!
7 million not 27 ,use your head read the original (top secret stalin transcipts) not the paid stapons of the pro western media affikiates and then moscow/hkazar times,nuff said!
Not bad. But is this a correct Corona face mask ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df9457c28f4999d965e7cbe720530de1a37f3e50f52b840aef99fd86ab1a4e6f.jpg
If it is approved by World Health Organization (that works for Deep State) than yes!
I don’t know but it’s fit for any gay parade.
More tears please :)
*handles a cup of male tears*
if a us colony like dk makes a claim it is a lie…these fake paper tiger operations merely assist Russia—the targets are now better calculated if the ameeikan girls lift their skirts….as they waste their money their plywood empire rots —their impoverished trailer parks, homeless camps and gated fortresses r on the verge of foreclosure…the incompetents that can’t flip burgers join their cannon fodder LGBT cheerleader military
Well, it needs more than words to conquer the worlds biggest army with the biggest load of nuclear weapons, now modernised with small tactical nukes on drones manages by remote control.
The world’s biggest army is having its society rotting from within. America’s oligarchy is rotting from within as Russia and China further increase its defensive capabilities. The more the US wastes its money on Imperial wars, the greater its internal social rot. The defeat of the American Empire is entirely an internal decay. Sad, but true.
Russias for more nukes and trained personel and 95% air combat ready to usas 28-35%?
Precisely as I predicted it. By a thousands movements we shall finally conquer Moscow, and this time we will pass Kubinka to the centre of Moscow. We will do it to defeat fascism for global peace and also for freedom……and for our way of living.
Everybody will admire an American again. US did what nobody could do in the past, and we did it for Israel.
I’m sorry, but this is a very stupid and moronic statement to be real, is this sarcasm?
As the greatest nation we have to try to do what others couldnt do. Its a challenge. We cant accept its not possible to conquer Russia. America can do it and will do it! General Dunford said we can do it, but it will take time. Thats what you see now, time………………………LOL. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f0c598bfda3b8a58ab288c0c2d41deac20e127a1db79497510b998353d1fda6.jpg
General Dandruff can do it!
Tommy is a very sarcastic campaigner, against the US Jerry.
Hard to tell at times, but our Tommy is a cracker, lol.
‘Denmark claimed that the Russian plane violated the country’s borders while chasing the US plane’
Jens declaration of war to Russia is expected till this afternoon. I just hope that Jens will not go nuclear ! Everybody stay calm and stay in your shelters, just in case..
How is this old Vietnam junk suppose to survive S-400 air defenses or R-37M hypersonic missiles with range of 400km launched from MIG-31 or SU-35 before even arriving in position to launch anything?
“Donbass will have to be enlarged to arrive to suburbs of Kiev” This would give more warning time for Russian AD. :)
And better positioning of Russian anti-air defenses also. specially for soon arriving S-500 with 600km radar range.
Since the USAF isn’t totally braindead, my guess is that they are thinking about using B52’s to launch air based cruise missiles or other similar standoff weapons.
I totally get why Russia is pissed off and the U.S. would go berserk if anyone got close to having these type of exercises but ‘the plan’ is probably, ‘if Russia tries to invade the baltics / Poland, then bombing Russia would divert their intention’.
In the case of all out attack on Russia I doubt very much that a single B-52 could arrive even near Ukraine let alone near Russian border. But that doesn’t mean that I do not agree with you about possible intentions of US command with this exercise. In the first hour of conflict Russian paratroopers would be in Kiev and all air defenses of Ukraine, airports and military bases destroyed. Only Russian Sukhois would fly over the sky of Ukraine waiting for the enemy to come. While S-400 would follow Russian invasion ground troops for going deep into do Ukrainian territory into the forward position.
While troops would aim to unite paratrooper units deep inside of Ukraine.
Yes US would go mad if 3 Blackjacks loaded with 36 nuke tipped (250Kt each)KH-102 missiles would be flaying not far from New York and Washington to practice aerial missile nuclear attack.
Glad you took my post in the spirit it was intended. Analysis is not approval.
Some people think that the U.S. is naive enough that they can fly over the Russian Federation at will but the USAF is probably our most competent military component. My guess is that the U.S. believes it can swarm Russian air defenses w/a barrage of both air, sea, and land based cruise missiles and then do effective land strikes but this is wishful thinking. Russia will use offensive missile to take out our launch platforms before we can launch even a tiny fraction of our cruise missiles, oops, their goes $3B worth of inventory.
“…swarm Russian air defenses w/a barrage……”. Have you seen the map of Russia? All the missiles in the world cannot overwhelm Russia’s air defense. Russia can retaliate from any part of its territory and bomb the US. The United States cannot protect its people from Covid 19, and you think that you can protect America from a Russian retaliatory nuclear strike? Are you nuts?
“if Russia tries to invade” Really? The only invader is the United States just ask Bashar Assad. This is the case of the thief yelling “thief! thief! to divert attention.
About time Russia started training runs against the cowardly European states who support US infrastructure, and make them as real as possible.
A White Swan doing practise bombing runs against London, Paris through the English Channel will do just fine, every day.
U.S. its digging its own grave. They have zero chance against Russia.
if Syria chemical attacker happens again it will be ww3 Russia against USA in Syria
I doubt U.S. will risk another false flag.
Lets see bro
50 years ago Vietnam beat them… Hoe many B-52s were list 20-30-35? U.S. lost in total 768 UAVs, 2200+ jets, 5500+ helos, not counting South Vietnamese losses. North Vietnam lost 150+ jets and a few dozen SAM sites and AA batteries. Vietnami air defenses had about 3% of combat potential of Soviet air defenses of that era. Compared to today it would be around 0.3%. U.S. would need around 20,000jets and another 20,000 cruise missiles to make a dent.
Why is USA trying to commit suicide?
Have you been there, the place is full of inbred mongrels ffs, lol.
Its cancer, not suicide.
People seem to forget that Putin has made it very clear of what will happen if NATO,,, aka USA,,, attacks whether it be conventional or nuclear. I highly suggest caution.
Russia will simply release (probably soon) Iskanders with increased range, making them mid-range, probably other mid-range land-based hypersonic/ballistic missiles, and a new generation (based on the Kalibr or Kh-101) land-based stealth cruise missiles with 4000-6000km range. All of them allowing to be armed with small tactical nuclear warheads. This will change the song the West is singing very quickly, without the need for additional demonstration of power. They will be so terrified again.