Ukrainian missile tests won't affect Russian airline routes

April AlvarezDec 02, 2016

The Russian Black Sea Fleet occupied positions along the western Crimean coastline to defend regional airspace in the course of Ukraine's planned two-day missile launches, a uniformed services source in Crimea told RIA Novosti.

The drills involve the test firing of medium-range surface-to-air missiles, the news agency said.

Ukrainian military official Volodymyr Kryzhanovsky said the exercises were taking place at least 30 kilometres from Crimea's air space.

Russia's Foreign Ministry on November 30 called the planned missile tests a "new large-scale provocation", saying they were aimed at "escalating the conflict between Ukraine and Russian Federation".

Slaven Bilic not anxious about losing West Ham job
With Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal-shy at the moment, the experience and scoring ability of Rooney is that much more important.

"These tests and exercises were very important to us, as this is a very serious step towards the recovery of the air system of our country", Turchinov also said.

"And no one will stop us", he is quoted as saying.

But Moscow last week arrested an alleged Ukrainian military spy in Crimea and accused Kiev of abducting two Russian servicemen from the region.

The disagreement marked a fresh escalation in tensions between the neighbours and one-time allies, whose relations collapsed after Russia seized Crimea and backed pro-Russian separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine.

First woman to become Australia's highest ranking judge
His Honour was appointed Chief Justice in 2008 and served as judge of the Federal Court of Australia from 1986 to 2008. She also ruled on Labor's plain packaging laws for tobacco companies, and on the ACT's controversial gay marriage law.

Moscow's messages stressed that the "tests supposedly violate the sovereignty of Russian Federation and worldwide law", Betsa was quoted as saying.

Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday (Dec 1) Ukrainian missile tests near Crimea were a "dangerous precedent", Interfax news agency reported.

The head of the southern branch of Ukraine's military, Vladimir Kryzhanovsky, said: "Everything is going according to plan". A spokesman for Ukraine's defense ministry said Wednesday that the exercises will take place despite threats from Russian Federation.

Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov voiced his hopes in a November 30 interview that President-elect Donald Trump will provide Ukraine with lethal weapons while in office, Interfax reported.

What Happened to the Rest of 'The Brady Bunch' Cast?
Despite having a career which spanned more than half a century, Florence Henderson was most known for her role as Carol Brady. As a young child, actor Barry Williams appeared on TV shows such as "Dragnet", "Mission: Impossible" and "The Mod Squad".

Related Articles:



« Previous article
Next article »


Popular Pages

Xbox Store's Black Friday Sale Is Now Open To All
A few days back Sony had launched a video aimed at gamers and now Microsoft has also revealed the best Xbox Black Friday deals . These discounts went live for everyone yesterday, having been exclusive to Xbox Live Gold subscribers since the 18th.

Syrian troops push into rebel-held east Aleppo
A deal was reached earlier this month in the rebel-held suburb for fighters to leave. "There will be an attempt to hold fast". Syria's former economic capital and industrial hub lies at a strategic commercial crossroads near the border with Turkey.

Trump denounces flag burning, Twitter points out it is constitutional
Trump's tweet also casually suggests that citizens should lose their citizenship as a "penalty" for such acts", Vladeck said. Constitutional amendments can only be adopted with the support of three-quarters of those lawmaking bodies.

South Africa cricket on a high, Australia going down and under
On Day Three, South Africa were bowled out for 326, thanks to a century from Quinton de Kock and 74 from Temba Bavuma. Outside of that everyone's got to make some runs and take some wickets.

Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap Cyber Monday Deals and Sales
The report is by Mark Gurman, a technology journalist with a reputation for accurate consumer electronics scoops. Alexa will sound better as well, as the new tech will have high-grade speakers, one of the insiders explained.

Microsoft Store UK's Black Friday Sale Deals Are Now Live
The deals are mentioned retailer-wise, so that it becomes easy to decide which store you should prefer to prowl on D-day. Another Xbox One title going free next month is the first-person survival horror video game called Outlast.

Acting Ohio State officer praised for killing attacker
Ohio State has roughly 60,000 students on the main campus in Columbus , which sprawls across more than 1,900 acres (770 hectares). A law enforcement official said the suspect is believed to have struck people with a vehicle before beginning to stab victims.

Asian markets mixed amid fears over oil, Italy's referendum
The three indexes closed higher for three weeks in a row, with the S&P 500 notching its seventh record close since November 8. The dollar index extended its losses on Monday, retreating from its highest levels since 2003, as U.S.

IPhone 8 with curved OLED screen in testing, WSJ says
Samsung has been a leader in OLED displays , first incorporating the technology into its Galaxy S smartphone in 2010. In fact, a report in September suggested Apple is looking to Samsung and Sharp as potential OLED display providers .

New British bank notes fall foul of vegetarians
The tweet has sparked a social media backlash, with many expressing shock and disgust at the news. Doug Maw, of Keswick in Cumbria, who started the petition , said he has been left "disgusted".