Russia-US tensions – US Air Force in Norway near border and Russian fighter jets in Syria
DAMASCUS, WASHINGTON, MOSCOW, (BM) – The United States is preparing a very serious provocation near the borders of Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Avia.pro and Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation.
According to Western and Russian news agencies, Washington is preparing a very serious provocation near the Russian borders with an air base, forcing Russia to take countermeasures, which threatens new conflicts in the region.
“Many Western experts say that the appearance of the US Air Force in Norway could result in a reaction from the Russian Federation. These positions are very important to the US military, as they are of strategic importance. The situation can be complicated only by the route of movement of the submarines of the Russian Federation, passing several tens of kilometers from the territorial unit. Norwegian authorities should prepare for the fact that Russia will respond to the deployment of US troops. Russia may begin to conduct exercises more often in the Norwegian Sea. This will provoke a similar reaction from NATO. As a result, we can witness a new semblance of the Cold War, when the two superpowers will demonstrate their strength,” reports the publication “Actual News”.
Experts assess the actions of the United States as a very serious provocation, and believe that Russia can take much more serious countermeasures, for example, through the deployment of electronic warfare systems and their constant impact on radars of a new base or through complete jamming of navigation systems in this area
At the same time another unpleasant incident in the area of the Syrian city of Tel Tamr in eastern Syria related to the detention of the Russian military by US troops and the obstruction of the movement of the latter forced the Russian military command in the Arab Republic to fly combat aircraft into the sky, apparently in order to demonstrate readiness to support Russian troops in case of open aggression of the USA.
“The Americans prevented the Russian convoy from entering Tel Tamr. This led to a very serious confrontation. During this incident, the Americans called Apache attack helicopters to fly above their heads,” Woofers Twitter account says.
The Americans have prevented a Russian convoy from entering Tel Tamr. Which resulted in a very angry standoff. The Americans called in Apache attack helicopters to fly overhead during this incident.— Woofers (@NotWoofers) January 25, 2020
In turn, a number of other sources report that, in response, Russia was forced to fly its combat aircraft (presumably from an air base in the city of Kamyshli – approx. Ed.)
“Today, another incident occurred. US and Russian forces are blocking each other in northern Syria., This time there are reports that both sides are flying helicopters and military aircraft as a “demonstration of force” the Twitter account of The UP2Dater said.
Another incident occurred today where #US and #Russian forces block each other off in northern #Syria. This time there are reports that both sides are conducting overflights with helicopters and warplanes as a ‘show of force’. https://t.co/8KyO04TM1k— The Up2Dater (@UptoDateNewz) January 25, 2020
At the moment, the editors of the Avia.pro resource have neither been able to confirm nor deny information about the use of combat aircraft by the Russian aerospace forces to cover the convoy with Russian military personnel, however, experts are dismaying that this could be a very serious escalation.
The ministry added that certain Pentagon representatives artificially aggravate the situation around the interaction of countries in Syria, including patrols, which does not help stabilize the situation, the Russian Ministry of Defense said on Saturday.
“We believe that the artificial aggravation of the situation by individuals from the Pentagon around situation with performing patrol tasks does not help to stabilize the situation and only prevents the military from doing their job” the Defense Ministry said.
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Source: Avia, TASS, MoD of Russian Federation