Why Russia destroyed the American drone over the Black Sea – Seleznyov’s opinion

Over the Black Sea, the day before, the Russian Su-27 carried out a provocation with the US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone, which is designed for reconnaissance, surveillance and reconnaissance in international airspace. There will be a response to the provocation of the aviators who are part of the aviation wing of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation. Time will tell what it will be, but it is obvious that such an action will not go unanswered. It is possible that the answer may be somewhat asymmetric. This opinion was expressed today, March 15, by the military commentator, former spokesman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Vladyslav Seleznyov, on the air of the FREEDOM TV channel.

“It is obvious that this was done in order to blind the intelligence community of both the USA and Ukraine as much as possible. Because they were planning something bad. It is obvious that the presence of several Kalibr-class sea-based missile carriers in the Black Sea, these are the same ships of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, can lead to real launches of the same Kalibr-class missiles. And in order to hide this very fact as much as possible, so that the Ukrainian air defense system did not have enough time for appropriate reactions, it was precisely for this purpose that a strategic-level drone was destroyed, a drone that is in service with the US European Command, and , accordingly, this is a serious precedent,” he said.

A military observer noted that this was a mean tactic, not a soldier’s.

“Will there be any serious reaction from our American partners, we see that there has been a démarche at the level of the diplomatic track, and as for the démarche at the level of the military track, I think we will find out today from the results of the 10th “Ramstein” what the results are will lead It is obvious that the destroyed U.S. military drone is unlikely to engage in direct armed confrontation with Putin’s Russia. But certain actions aimed at strengthening the military potential of the Ukrainian Defense Forces can cause such an incident over the waters of the Black Sea,” says Seleznyov.

He also answered the question that, perhaps, this was a response to the fact that the day before yesterday, an American B-52 bomber flew near the Kaliningrad region.

“The current war is a war, in particular, of symbols. It seems to me that the same B-52 training flights make it absolutely clear to rogue countries that they are not afraid of them. Rogue countries are upping the ante, ready to go all the way — NATO countries are also ready to go all the way. And it is quite obvious that in a direct armed conflict, rogue countries have no chance of surviving this confrontation. Actions, not only the statements of European and NATO officials, but also practical actions — large-scale exercises, readiness to counter any provocations from rogue countries — speak of this absolutely. And this is a rational approach,” Seleznyov believes.

According to a military observer, the planes that committed the provocation in the Black Sea took off from the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea — from Belbek.