He writes about it Reuters.
The newspaper reports that the planes will be on round-the-clock duty. They note that the situation with the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation became tense after Lithuania restricted the transit of goods to the region through its territory, and Russia promised retaliation.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of Finland said that two Russian MiG-31 fighter jets were suspected of violating Finnish airspace near the coastal city of Porvoo on the morning of August 18.
A representative of the US State Department, Ned Price, said that Washington had seen Russia’s announcement regarding the transfer of assets.
“Of course, this is nonsense. Russia does not face a threat from NATO. Russia does not face a threat from Finland. Russia does not face a threat from any other country,” Price told reporters.
- On August 11, the North American Aerospace Defense Command reported the third incident of a Russian military aircraft entering the air defense zone of Alaska.
- As of August 16, Russia has increased the grouping of enemy helicopters to 360 units, and about 430 Russian aircraft are located around the Ukrainian borders at various airfields in Belarus, Russia, and temporarily occupied Crimea.
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