The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) this Friday denounced two Russian warplanes making an “unsafe and unprofessional” approach to alliance ships conducting routine operations in the Baltic Sea.
The naval command of the I WILL TAKE indicated the plane flew over “at an altitude of 91 meters and at a distance of 73 meters” on Thursday morning, after the Russian pilots refused to respond to communications.
The I WILL TAKE taking into account the interaction unsafe and unprofessional since it was performed in an area of known dangerwhich was triggered by a workout of flakand because of the height of the planes and their proximity, he said in a statement.
“The interaction increased the risk of calculation errorsbreakdowns and accidents”.
It added that the organization’s armed forces “acted responsibly” in accordance with the maritime regulations.
“The I WILL TAKE will respond appropriately to any interference with the organization’s legal activities in an area that jeopardizes the safety of our aircraft, ships or crew,” he said.
The incident took place at a time of tension between the Atlantic Alliance and Moscow for the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Fears of a confrontation between the two sides grew by one this week rocket killed two people in Polanda member of the I WILL TAKE.
The general secretary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenbergassured that “there is no indication of a deliberate attack”. Poland.
Stoltenberg, said the explosion was likely the result of the ukrainian anti-aircraft guns, but what Russia bears “ultimate responsibility” for the war.
“An investigation into this incident is ongoing and we have to await the outcome… But we have no indication that it was the result of a deliberate attack,” Stoltenberg said after chairing a meeting of NATO ambassadors.
“Our preliminary analysis suggests that the incident was likely caused by a missile from Ukrainian air defense fired to defend Ukrainian territory from Russian cruise missile attacks,” he added.
“But let me be clear, this is not Ukraine’s fault,” he continued.
“Russia bears the ultimate responsibility in continuing its illegal war against Ukraine,” the NATO chief said.
Russia launched a wave of missile strikes against Ukraine on Tuesday, insisting it is not responsible for the explosion on Polish soil that escalated fears of an escalation of the conflict.
The I WILL TAKE It has increased its naval presence in the Baltic and North Seas since explosions in the gas pipelines between Russia and Europe in September, which a Swedish investigation confirmed on Friday as acts of sabotage.
The Maritime Group I WILL TAKE in the Baltic Sea it conducted operations with Dutch, Norwegian and Danish ships to strengthen cooperation with Finland and Sweden, which want to join the alliance.
(With information from AFP)