Russian Fighter Jet Harasses a Dutch Warship in Black Sea

3 mins read  Sealuminati TeamJuly 1, 2021
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A Russian warplane was accused by the Netherlands of being "aggressive", on June 29, during an interaction with a Dutch craft in the Black Sea.

The British destroyer HMS Defender (which had been targeted by Russian warning fire the day before) included with the frigate HNMLS Evertsen that was part of a carrier attack group.

As per Dutch Defence Minister - Russian aircraft "constantly harassed" Evertsen on Southeast of Russian annexed Crimea, for five hours and also include that they " flew critically and close by, executing more damages."Russian activities were "irresponsible," according to Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, who added that the Netherlands "will contact Russia about this."

The fighters were carrying bombs and air-to-surface missiles. The Evertsen's electronic equipment was also disrupted after hours of intimidation, according to the government.

"There is no reason for this kind of aggressive behaviour, which significantly increases the likelihood of accidents unnecessarily," she stated.

Russian Defence ministry announces that 'to prevent violation of the Russian Federation's territorial waters border' The Evertsen of the Black Sea fleet Scrambled the S-30 fighter jets and Su-24 bombers. As per the study, planes "flew at a secure distance near the Netherlands military vessel," which "immediately changed course." The Russian aircraft's flights were conducted in conformity with international standards for the use of airspace," the statement continued.

Russian soldiers took over and boarded three Ukrainian military ships while they transited the Kerch Strait in 2018. Claiming authority over the peninsula's surrounding waterways and also containing the Kerch Strait on Crimea's eastern tip, The Russian captured Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.

Eventually, the incident with the Dutch military ship happened when a warplane along its track near Crimea in the Black Sea released four bombs. After Russia stated that a border patrol ship fired a warning blast at HMS Defender.

The course adopted by the Royal Navy destroyer was defended by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In the meantime, Ukraine and the US conducted joint naval operations in the Black Sea on Monday, demonstrating Western support for Kiev.


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