An undeniable provocation is the incident over the Black Sea, when a passenger plane en route from Tel Aviv to Moscow was forced to change direction in order to avoid rapprochement with a US reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea. This is how Aleksey Chepa, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, commented on the situation, reports “360”.
In his opinion, the constant escalation of the situation can lead to unpredictable consequences. The deputy recalled that NATO ships and aircraft pose visible threats in the area of the Russian borders. There is always a human factor in such incidents, he said.
Earlier on December 5, a representative of the Federal Air Transport Agency announced his intention to initiate a protest after the situation with a change in the course of a passenger plane over the Black Sea due to a NATO aircraft.
The incident with a NATO military aircraft and a civilian airliner over the Black Sea occurred on the morning of 4 December. A US reconnaissance aircraft approached a passenger Airbus, forcing it to change direction to avoid convergence.