Russian fighter jets violated Ukraine's air space - ministry

KIEV Mon Mar 3, 2014 11:59am GMT

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KIEV (Reuters) - Russian fighter jets twice violated Ukraine's air space over the Black Sea during the night, Interfax news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Monday.

It said Ukraine's air force had scrambled a Sukhoi SU-27 interceptor aircraft and prevented any "provocative actions" but gave no further details.

(Reporting By Timothy Heritage)

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Raymond.Vermont wrote:
What the conspirators in Kiev claim and what is reality are probably two separate things.

Has Ukraines sitting President, (Yanukovych) not already asked for assistance from Moscow, (as has the Crimean Governor) in defending Ukrainian and Crimean sovereignty?

Mar 03, 2014 12:30pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
Raymond.Vermont wrote:
Russian jets flying in formation with Russian jets is not unusual.

Reuters needs to have some concrete evidence that Kiev has any control over the Ukraine Armed Forces.

Kievs Defence Ministry is possibly not the same entity as the Ukraine Defence Ministry.

Mar 03, 2014 12:46pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
Raymond.Vermont wrote:

Kiev doesn’t have the finances to fly any SU-27′s, and as for Mig 29′s, 45 of which now form part of the autonomous Crimean air force.

Mar 03, 2014 3:11pm GMT  --  Report as abuse
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