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"We will continue to fly": the Pentagon does not intend to curtail Air Force operations over the Black Sea

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The United States remains concerned about the military presence of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border, so US flights aviation over the waters of the Black Sea will be continued. This was stated by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.


Kirby spoke at a press conference held at the Pentagon on December 20, 2021. Answering a journalist's question about the US plans for the Black Sea, a spokesman for the US Department of Defense replied that the Black Sea is part of international waters, therefore, US aviation will continue to fly in the region.

In addition, the decision to continue the flights of American reconnaissance aircraft, as well as military aircraft, is due to the "continuing concern" by the United States of the "significant" military presence of Russian troops near the border of Ukraine.

We will continue to fly and walk where international law allows us to do so.

- Kirby stressed, adding that the Pentagon does not plan to curtail operations in the Black Sea region.



Also, a representative of the US Department of Defense confirmed that a Pentagon commission visited Ukraine, which checked the air and missile defense system of Ukraine. American experts drew conclusions from what they saw, in the near future the Pentagon will make a decision to meet the needs of Kiev in air defense systems.

Note that the United States has recently become more active in the Black Sea region, increasing not only the number of reconnaissance flights, but also combat flights, including strategic bombers. This is facilitated by Ukraine, which requires the US to defend itself against "aggressive" Russia, including not only the supply of weapons, but also the physical presence of US ships and aircraft in the Black Sea. According to Kiev, the Americans are able to defend Ukraine from an attack by Russia, although Washington has already stated in plain text that neither the United States nor Europe will fight for Ukraine.
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  1. lucul
    lucul 21 December 2021 09: 08
    -8
    "We will continue to fly"

    So you can cut the electronic warfare aircraft to the fullest, since they do not understand Russian.
    1. vkl.47
      vkl.47 21 December 2021 10: 20
      -2
      I also don’t understand why they don’t interfere with them.
    2. Invoce
      Invoce 21 December 2021 10: 59
      +4
      Quote: lucul
      "We will continue to fly"

      So you can cut the electronic warfare aircraft to the fullest, since they do not understand Russian.

      The use of electronic warfare means against military equipment by the "partners" may be considered an attack in neutral waters.
      This is what our Armed Forces do not want! Although if someone does use it, and the "partner" plane loses orientation over the sea, crosses the state border ... it will be a provocation from NATO ... I would not like this
      1. Vladimir Mashkov
        Vladimir Mashkov 22 December 2021 17: 19
        0
        "We will continue to fly": the Pentagon does not intend to curtail Air Force operations over the Black Sea

        But this is worse: Kirby is not just anyone, but an official representative of the Pentagon.
        Apparently, we'll have to organize regular flights in the northwest of the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico! lol laughing

        As for electronic warfare near the Russian borders, then - most likely - the issue will soon be resolved positively. laughing laughing laughing
    3. Bradley
      Bradley 21 December 2021 12: 20
      0
      The use of electronic warfare is tantamount to attacking an aircraft. Consider that the rocket was launched, it will be the same.
      1. lucul
        lucul 21 December 2021 20: 24
        -1
        "The use of electronic warfare is tantamount to attacking a plane. Consider that the missile was launched, it will be the same."

        And well, let's add another rocket on top.
        1. Bradley
          Bradley 22 December 2021 04: 56
          0
          And well, let's add another rocket on top.

          In a neutral sky?
          What do you say if our plane is shot down in the same way? Will a rocket just fly in a neutral sky?
          If you want to kill, then be prepared to be killed
          - Captain John Shepard.
          1. lucul
            lucul 22 December 2021 14: 59
            -3
            "In a neutral sky?
            What do you say if our plane is shot down in the same way? Will a rocket just fly in a neutral sky?
            If you want to kill, then be prepared to be killed
            - Captain John Shepard. "

            Don't care at all.
            From this "neutral territory" the reconnaissance aircraft scans the territory of the Russian Federation 400 km inland.
            Therefore, they will jam it and most likely shoot it down in 4 weeks. This is the period Putin gave the West to think about.
  2. alex neym_2
    alex neym_2 21 December 2021 09: 10
    +3
    It is high time for Russian strategists to develop the Gulf of Mexico in full.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 21 December 2021 09: 30
      +2
      provoke .. need a sacred sacrifice?
    2. YOUR
      YOUR 21 December 2021 09: 32
      +2
      It's easier for them to get closer to airfields. How can we fly over the Gulf of Mexico? Where?
      But they are not left unattended. So from Ukrainka they constantly fly to the North, from there along the northern borders of the United States.
      1. paul3390
        paul3390 21 December 2021 09: 43
        -3
        Cuba? Venezuela? Will they not go? It seems that for a little bit they will provide us with airbases with great pleasure. And not only..
        1. Serg Kam
          Serg Kam 21 December 2021 14: 14
          -1
          Cuba? Venezuela? Will they not go? It seems that for a little bit they will provide us with airbases with great pleasure.

          Last time we wrote off $ 32 billion to Cuba.
          This is just a little bit ??
          Are you ready to pay at least one millionth, or do you like that, at someone else's expense?
          I’m already silent that Cuba has made peace with the United States, resumed diplomatic communication and develops cooperation.
          1. paul3390
            paul3390 21 December 2021 14: 32
            -1
            And how many have our authorities stolen in 30 years - what's that? Compared to this, it's really a small fraction.
            1. Serg Kam
              Serg Kam 21 December 2021 15: 14
              +1
              Compared to this, it's really a small fraction.

              As expected.
              Our couch troops are so fearless that they are not afraid to risk other people's lives and money.
              It's a pity that you cannot be obliged to answer for your words on the Internet. If you want to build a base in a foreign country, please pay. You call to shoot down the enemy - be kind, or to the army on the front line, under the bullets.
              Then the heads would quickly turn on from all sides.
  3. Finches
    Finches 21 December 2021 09: 10
    +4
    Fly ... It was already like that: "- Flew, your mother in the grave! - So, Sashka, roughly you need to beat them!" laughing
  4. Mikhail Mikhail
    Mikhail Mikhail 21 December 2021 09: 11
    -1
    Well, then let them not be offended if by chance a NATO plane falls somewhere in the Black Sea.
    1. Serg Kam
      Serg Kam 21 December 2021 14: 23
      -1
      Well, then let them not be offended if by chance a NATO plane falls somewhere in the Black Sea.

      Shoot down a plane in neutral waters?
      Wow. You are brave.
      And then you will not be offended if ALL countries declare us an outcast, as an aggressor? Even China will sever relations with us for a downed plane.
  5. dimy44
    dimy44 21 December 2021 09: 36
    +2
    And what is wrong with them? Ukraine is an aggressor country. Threatens with tanks on Red Square, a parade in Sevastopol, asks for offensive weapons. Why can't we concentrate our troops at the border in order to defend against the aggressor ???
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 21 December 2021 09: 37
    +1
    And what could Kirby say at the pre-conference, in front of the media "KILLERS", something else, peaceful?
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 21 December 2021 11: 09
      +1
      Quote: tralflot1832
      And what could Kirby say at the pre-conference, in front of the media "KILLERS", something else, peaceful?

      And that's not even the point. How many points? Seems eight? Some of them immediately respond as Kirby (I mean the officials). This turns out to be unacceptable items for them. And about some kind of silence. So the exchange has started? However, this cannot prevent us from turning on electronic warfare. Although they can fly anywhere over Turkey. For the layman, the sea is all the same
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 21 December 2021 11: 35
        -2
        As far as I know our position, every one of our points should be accepted, or further the military-technical community, I apologize for the military-technical opposition. But their opposition stirred up a swamp. What is our opposition silent. And then China is going down the hill and it turns out 3 to 2. And now a completely different alignment. Now they will spin like snakes in a frying pan. On December 23, two international statements by Putin BB were announced.
  7. Skipper
    Skipper 21 December 2021 09: 52
    +4
    If you paraphrase an American saying, it will turn out like this ... -
    Russia remains concerned about the military presence of American troops near Canada and Mexico, so flights of Russian aircraft over the waters of the Caribbean and Atlantic will continue.
  8. V1er
    V1er 21 December 2021 10: 09
    +1
    Where is the USA, where is Ukraine? Many do not understand, but it’s as if some area were disconnected, people with money and weapons would immediately fly there, and they were very much worried that Russia was attacking. This is the occupation of the CIS countries, the enemy is at the gate, threatening us with war and asking us to sit still and wait for an attack.
    1. megadeth
      megadeth 21 December 2021 10: 32
      -4
      The people of the FSA still think that in 2008, the state of Georgia (state of Georgia) forced peace and not Georgia (Georgia) ... guessed) a fog in geography and history among schoolchildren is formed ... IMHO
  9. lopvlad
    lopvlad 21 December 2021 10: 16
    -3
    We will continue to fly and walk where international law allows us to do so.


    which means the US military will continue to fly and walk where they are allowed to do it. It's time to shoot down and start with their unmanned aircraft scurrying around the Crimea and Donbass.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 21 December 2021 10: 20
      -1
      Quote: lopvlad
      It's time to shoot down and start with their unmanned aircraft scurrying around the Crimea and Donbass.

      Yeah! They do not understand "diplomatic", they will only understand the fist! )))
  10. sgr291158
    sgr291158 21 December 2021 10: 25
    0
    It is necessary to make a couple of bases in Fidel's homeland and fly where international law allows it to be done.
  11. malyvalv
    malyvalv 21 December 2021 10: 32
    -2
    Russia's military and military-technical response could include a no-fly zone for military aircraft. There is not much time left to have fun.
    Soon the anger will be replaced by bargaining, and then you look after the depression and will not be far from adoption.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 21 December 2021 11: 10
      -3

      malyvalv (Valery)
      Today, 10: 32
      NEW
      +2
      Russia's military and military-technical response could include a no-fly zone for military aircraft. There is not much fun left ...
      Well, yes, yes, until 14.01.22/XNUMX/XNUMX, and then we'll see if the merikatos doesn't come to an agreement with us before request .
      1. Kronos
        Kronos 21 December 2021 11: 56
        0
        And what will happen on the 14th?
  12. megadeth
    megadeth 21 December 2021 10: 38
    -2
    But in the Black Sea, purely hypothetically, German mines from the Second World War can surface ..., all the best to American citizens ...
    1. Alex_You
      Alex_You 21 December 2021 11: 41
      +4
      How can a naval mine interfere with air patrols?
  13. aleks.29ru
    aleks.29ru 21 December 2021 11: 34
    +1
    Something tells me that they will send Leopold the cat on all counts to hell. For they are accustomed to bellowing at provocations.
  14. GAndr
    GAndr 21 December 2021 12: 09
    0
    Enough, perhaps, worries and whining? Where are our planes over the Gulf of Mexico? Yankees understand only by examples, otherwise there is no way ...
  15. n456
    n456 21 December 2021 12: 12
    +1
    "So you can cut on the electronic warfare aircraft." What it is? Do you have an idea of ​​what electronic warfare does?
  16. Valery Volkov
    Valery Volkov 21 December 2021 12: 14
    0
    Let them fly, just to warn that we, too, will do what "international law" and our capabilities allow us, so do not violate and you will not be punished, that's the whole story ...
  17. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 21 December 2021 13: 13
    +2
    "We will continue to fly"
    And suddenly it started to rain from nails wassat
  18. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. 21 December 2021 15: 07
    0
    The United States remains concerned about the military presence of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border, so flights of American aircraft over the waters of the Black Sea will continue. This was stated by Pentagon spokesman John Kirby.

    Concern?
    It depends on how you perceive Russia and China, you perceive it as a threat - you don't sleep well.
    You perceive them as predictable partners - exactly.
    You perceive them as friendly - calm.

    Conclusion - the US concern is caused by the actions of the US itself.

    It's like in psychology, only in the interpretation for the whole state, when its policy determines its "frustration"
    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  19. Adimius38
    Adimius38 21 December 2021 18: 06
    0
    but what about the sent draft security guarantees laughing
  20. sen
    sen 22 December 2021 13: 32
    +1
    "We will continue to fly": the Pentagon does not intend to curtail Air Force operations over the Black Sea

    Interestingly, take a look at the opening shot. At the end of the filling hose there are "wings", with the help of which it is controlled and aimed at the filling rod. Unfortunately, we do not have such a system.