The American E-6B Mercury aircraft, deployed in Europe, poses no danger to Russia. The United States’ goal is to demonstrate support for allies and defend against opponents, said Yuri Shvytkin, deputy chairman of the State Duma committee on defense.
“Our strategic nuclear deterrent forces have been placed in proper combat readiness, while our potential is much higher than that of the United States. I think they understand this,” Lenta.ru quotes the parliamentarian.
Rather, Washington’s actions signal an escalation of the conflict. However, Russia has taken the necessary measures to prevent possible provocations.
Earlier, military expert Ilya Kramnik explained that Kiev’s chances of getting American F-16 fighters are extremely low. According to him, there are not so many combat aircraft in Europe, and they will not want to share them.