In the state Duma commented on the flights of us B-1B at the Russian border
Flights of US air force bombers in the Baltic and Black seas create tension in the relevant Russian regions, Russia will be forced to respond accordingly, said RIA Novosti Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin.
Previously, the defense Ministry of Russia reported that the Russian air defense forces on Friday found the strategic bombers b-1B U.S. air force over the Black and Baltic seas. The Ministry added that Russian fighter jets over the Black sea and the Baltic approached the American bombers, b-1B, after which they turned in the direction from the border of Russia.
"Unfortunately, patrolling different types of aircraft, primarily reconnaissance type near our borders: the Baltic and the Black sea, it is, accordingly, Kaliningrad, the Crimea and Sevastopol. And, of course, this leads to tension in the region", - said Switchin.
According to him, Russia will be forced to respond "appropriately". As recalled by Switchin in the near future will be held command and staff exercises of the Western military district, together with the grouping of the Baltic fleet.