The Russian Navy successfully intercepted NATO warships and aircraft when the aforementioned vehicles tried to spy on their drills.
Russian media reported that the Admiral Grigorovich frigate of the Russian navy fired at least 10 missiles in the Black Sea to conduct exercises, at the area where the British patrol ship HMS Trent is located.
A few hours later, the British warship was forced to leave the Black Sea, although the media had previously suggested that the ship would be here for a few more days to watch the exercise, which involved many ships of the Navy’s Black Sea Fleet Russia.
Currently, the Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that the Admiral Grigorovich frigate used the Shtil-1 air defense missile to repel attack bullets launched from the Bal and Utes coastal missile systems.
Although the Russian Navy exercise itself was planned in advance, it is clear that the missile launch forced the British military commanders to reconsider their plans for continued presence in the Black Sea.
It should be further noted, although the 9M317M missile of the Shtil-1 system is an anti-aircraft projectile with a range of 50 km, it can still hit warships from a distance of over 25 km, its warhead explodes enough to give heavy damage to the target.
In the coming days, at least three more NATO warships will enter the Black Sea, analysts predict that Russia is preparing a scenario to “welcome” the above combat group.
Given the fact that such actions by NATO create tension along the Russian border, Moscow will be ready to act against the group of warships using electronic means of suppression, the ships of the Black Sea Fleet, and maybe even fighter planes.
Meanwhile there is another report, that the US military aircraft Boeing P-8A Poseidon intended to interrupt the military maneuvers of a group of Russian ships in the Barents Sea, which it attempted to do. mission close to the Russian border.
After the plane ignored the warnings, a MiG-31 fighter was sent to intercept, which not only forced the NATO aircraft to change course but also prevented it from completing its mission near the Russian border. and in the exercise area.
According to the available data, the US military aircraft carried out the mission without an attached transponder and did not respond to requests, so the MiG-31 interceptor on duty was put into the air.
After the crew of the Russian fighter jet identified the US military aircraft, the aircraft was “escorted” out of the Russian border and the area where the Russian Navy exercises were held.
“In order to determine air targets and prevent violations of the national borders of the Russian Federation, a MiG-31 fighter of the air defense forces of the Northern Fleet took off.”
“The crew of the MiG-31 interceptor identified the air target of the US Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft and escorted it across the Barents Sea,” the Northern Fleet press release said. , the Russian Navy said.
A few days ago, the press learned that Russia has begun large-scale exercises in the Barents Sea, regarding this, American military aircraft clearly want not only to conduct reconnaissance, but also to interfere in the process. rehearsal performance.
In the coming time, it is forecasted that the situation around the Russian border will continue to develop extremely complicatedly, with the potential for an outbreak of armed conflict if only one side shows lack of restraint