The United States accused the Russian Federation in the invasion of identification zone American air defense
The head of Strategic command US military power (USSTRATCOM) Admiral Cecil Haney was subjected to a charge aviation of Russia in the invasion of air defence identification zone of the country of the United States and its allies.
"We see the development opportunities of our opponents or potential opponents" - quoted message Admiral RIA " Novosti ". According to his vision, " this includes, but is not limited to the modernization of strategic nuclear forces, activity in space and in cyberspace, asymmetric threats and disturbing trends that undermine the strategic balance, causing growing concerns of our country and allies." According to Haney, " Russia is of particular interest in connection with its operations in Ukraine and in the Crimea." He referred to the " violations of the INF Treaty (Treaty on intermediate-and shorter-range - approx. OPINION), a large number of aircraft long-range strategic aviation, invading the air defence identification zone of the United States and allies." At the same time, said the American Admiral, " Russia boosts and uses significant opportunities in cyberspace, but Also aims to develop its resources in outer space ". As explained Haney, fears the U.S. Also causes the expansion of the strategic opportunities of China ". Similarly, in this series He mentioned Iran, North Korea and Pakistan. American marking the air defence zone (ADIZ) extends 200 miles from the coastline of the United States. Within this zone, the aircraft is required to perform a special recognition procedures in addition to those that are performed in connection with the provision of air traffic service (ATS). Before it was declared that Russian planes flew into the area dozens of times in recent years. Before Thursday, the Head of the Ministry of defence of Italy Roberta Pinotti said that the fighters of the air force operates flights in the airspace of the Baltic States had " ten real actions associated with the intercept relative to the potential of hostile aircraft. Yesterday the Ministry of defence of Latvia informed that the Typhoon fighter jets aimed at protecting the airspace of the Baltic sea from NATO, were raised into the air to intercept the aircraft of the air forces of Russia. In this case, the defense Ministry has stated many times that all flights of the aircraft of the air forces of the country were and are executed in strict accordance with international rules on the use of airspace over neutral waters, without violating the borders of the respective countries.