Ukrainian military during missile firings announced unable to test 300-mm guided missile “Alder”. It will be used in the reactive system of volley fire “Smerch”, told “Kommersant”, Russian military sources.
The sources suggest that there may be a missile test at maximum range. “The launch of such missiles if its performance is close to the Russian standards, represents a real danger for an aircraft in the airspace,” said military expert Viktor murakhovski.
The day before the Rosaviation has informed that Ukraine intends to conduct a missile firing into airspace over the “open sea in the area of responsibility of the Russian Federation”. Later, the armed forces General staff assured that “the air shooting will be held exclusively in the airspace of Ukraine”. The General staff of the Armed forces said that he had informed the responsible authorities of different countries about the dangers of the use of airspace in the zone of the firing.
The defense Ministry said that “the danger zone”, in which Kiev plans to hold exercises, “the borders of the territorial sea of the Russian Federation, which is a violation of international law and Russian legislation”. The war Department announced the awarding attaché of defense at the Embassy of Ukraine military-diplomatic note.
The Federal air transport Agency also said that because of the actions of Kiev can be prohibited from flying near Crimea. All Russian and international airlines, according to the adviser of the head of the Russian Department Sergei Izvolsky notified about the restriction of flight imposed by Ukraine.
A senior diplomat from Moscow one of the key countries of the EU, in an interview with “Kommersant” noted that the global worsening of relations between Russia and Ukraine on this occasion is “the last thing now need the West”. According to him, “potential conflict around the Crimea don’t need anyone right now, and first of all — creditors of Ukraine.” He suggested that soon “in Kiev will be sent a clear signal to lower the conflict on the brakes.”
The newspaper’s source in state structures of Russia expressed the opinion that “common sense will prevail” in Kiev. However, according to him, Russia will not leave without consequences “such provocation” by the Ukrainian authorities in the case of the implementation starts.
Ukraine has experienced a rocket “Alder” several times. Another test took place in late August. Secretary of the national security Council and defense Oleksandr Turchynov said that they were successful. “Kommersant” says that they had launched 14 missiles of “intermediate range”.