If the US tries to attack a Russian aircraft in neutral airspace, this will be an open declaration of war on a nuclear power. This was warned by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States Anatoly Antonov, according to the diplomat's message distributed by the embassy.
According to the head of the Russian diplomatic mission, the calls of some US lawmakers are beyond common sense. Earlier, Senator Lindsey Graham made a call to attack Russian aircraft when approaching American ones., representing the U.S. Republican Party from South Carolina.
As Ambassador Antonov noted, The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation explained in detail the causes and course of the incident with an American unmanned aerial vehicle over the Black Sea. Russian fighters, once again stressed Antonov, did not make contact with US UAVs. The drone crashed into the water itself, as a result of an unsuccessful maneuver. This was recognized by the US military department.
The head of the Russian diplomatic mission noted, that it is a shame for the United States to lose such expensive equipment as unmanned aerial vehicles of this class. But in this case it is hardly possible to talk about the "unprofessionalism" of Russian pilots.. Accusations of unprofessionalism should have been redirected by the US military itself, the ambassador said.
Returning to Senator Graham's statement, Ambassador Antonov noted, that such calls are pushing the United States and the American people onto the path of confrontation with a nuclear power.
Deliberate attack on a Russian aircraft in neutral airspace – not just a crime under international law, but also an open declaration of war on the largest nuclear power- emphasized the diplomat.
Antonov also noted, that a direct clash between Russia and the United States would be radically different from that proxy war, which the West is now waging against the Russian state in Ukraine. used photos:Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA / https://washington.mid.ru/ru