Russia once again pursues a rather disturbing military strategy. Russians are determined to claim their military dominance as in past eight months Russian forces have been found themselves in almost 40 dangerous encounters with Civilian Aircrafts and Animal Removal New York City.
Following job of Crimea earlier in March this year, such mind games from the Russians President Valdamir Putin has made a risk of unrest from the continent and the current situation leaves Europe at verge of military escalation.
Russia has also been held responsible for gunning down a Malaysian plane over Ukraine, and allegation that Putin has clearly denied. They’ve been also charged of intentionally threatening domestic airspace, mid air collisions, emergency scrambles and close encounters including bombings along the arctic and US shore.
Russian”Bear”, military aircraft, was included in three high risk incidents, including a faceoff and a barely avoided crash with the Scandinavian Airline flight taking off from Copenhagen. Another event which made it to the news saw Russians sparking cruise missile strike against the US, near Canada in Labrador Sea.
The Royal Air Force, RAF, saw its share of participation as the bear hovered near the UK’s air space, twice, last week. Likewise Turkey, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Germany and Denmark had intercepted Russian jets in the same period. Finland’s President believes this as an outrageous intent of demonstrating military muscles by Russia, for him it is a”new type of cold war” which might soon erupt.
RAF jets have also been involved in other encounters, for example, dealing with a Russian cargo plane which has been problematic for air traffic controlling authorities. Audio clip of the incident that made it to twitter goes as follows,”I am instructed by Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom to warn you that should you not respond instantly to my orders, you will be taken down”. This is a clear indicator of the adversity of the topic.
Sweden has expressed its capability and willingness to use force against force if deemed necessary. The European Leadership Network stated:”Although direct military confrontation was avoided thus far, the combination of more aggressive Russian posturing and the readiness of Western forces to demonstrate resolve increases the risk of unintended escalation and the danger of losing control over events.”
Russian Government has made a point is stating their rage for military superiority. The ELN and NATO have urged President Putin to re-assess his foreign relation policy and come at diplomatic terms with the offended.