Russia warns: If they make themselves available to Ukraine

Russia warns: If they make themselves available to Ukraine


In the wake of these armed conflicts, Russia has warned Ukraine’s neighbors not to host its warplanes, saying Moscow could consider them part of the conflict if Ukrainian planes carry out combat missions on their territory.

Thus, any country that makes available to Ukraine the aerodromes for attacks on Russia can be considered as having entered into conflict, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday, reports Reuters, taken over by Agerpres

In his warning, “The use of these countries’ aerodrome networks to receive Ukrainian military aircraft and their subsequent use against Russian armed forces can be considered an involvement of these states in the armed conflict,” Konashenkov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.

The Associated Press reported that a spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Defense accused some Ukrainian fighter jets of being deployed in Romania and other countries neighboring Ukraine, which he did not identify. Konashenkov warned that if these fighter jets attack Russian forces on the territory of these nations, this “could be considered as an involvement of these countries in the military conflict.”

Thus, “Almost all the regime’s planes in Kyiv were destroyed. At the same time, we are aware of the Ukrainian fighter jets that flew to Romania and other countries near the border. We warn that the use of the aerodrome network of these countries for Ukrainian military aircraft and their subsequent use against the Russian armed forces can be considered as an involvement of these states in the armed conflict, “said Igor Konashenkov.

Zelenski asked Russian-made planes for Eastern Europe

The statements in Moscow come as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday called on U.S. lawmakers for help in persuading the United States to allow some Eastern European countries to make Russian-made aircraft available to Ukraine. Ukrainian pilots are familiar with piloting these aircraft.

Several US media outlets have reported on a possible US-Poland deal for Warsaw to supply Soviet-era warplanes to Ukraine in exchange for US F-16 fighter jets.

For his part, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is visiting Moldova on Sunday, confirmed that the United States is considering sending planes to Poland if Warsaw decides to send fighter jets to Ukraine.

However, Warsaw later denied that it had such an intention.

A Ukrainian plane accidentally entered Romanian airspace on the first day of the conflict

On the other hand, on the first day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a Sukhoi 27 fighter jet belonging to the Ukrainian Air Force was intercepted by two F-16 aircraft of the Romanian Air Force in northern Romania. The Ukrainian Army plane was escorted for immediate landing on the 95th Bacau Air Base, and after a few days it was let go, the Romanian authorities concluding that it was an “accident”.

In his statement, Vasile Dâncu, “After the Ukrainian plane entered the Romanian airspace and had to be escorted and brought to the airport in Bacau, I received a letter from Minister Reznikov (Minister of Defense of Ukraine – no.) In which he apologized for his plane arriving here, so he confirmed very quickly that it was a mistake and that we should not interpret it as a hostile act against Romania “, the Minister of Defense told Digi24.