Russia once again pursues a rather disturbing military strategy. Russians are determined to maintain their military dominance as in past eight months Russian forces have been found themselves in nearly 40 dangerous encounters with Civilian Aircrafts and the NATO.
Following occupation of Crimea earlier in March this year, such mind games in the Russians President Valdamir Putin has created 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 airplane over Ukraine, and allegation that Putin has clearly denied. They have been also charged of threatening threatening domestic airspace, mid air collisions, emergency scrambles and intimate encounters including bombings across the arctic and US coast.
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 stimulating 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. Similarly Turkey, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Germany and Denmark had intercepted Russian jets at the same period. Finland’s President considers this as an outrageous intent of demonstrating military muscles by Russia, for it is a”new kind of cold war” which might soon erupt.
RAF jets also have been involved in other experiences, for example, dealing with a Russian cargo plane which was being problematic for air traffic controlling authorities. Audio clip of the incident that made it goes on as follows,”I am instructed by Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom to warn you that should you not respond immediately to my orders, you will be taken down”. This is a clear indication of the hardship of the topic.
Sweden has expressed its capability and willingness to use force against force if deemed necessary. The European Leadership Network stated:”Even though direct military confrontation was avoided so far, the combination of more aggressive Russian posturing and the willingness of Western forces to show resolve increases the chance of unintended escalation and the danger of losing control over events.”
Russian Government has made a point is saying their rage for military superiority. The ELN and New York City Animal Removal have urged President Putin to re-assess his foreign relation policy and come at diplomatic terms with the offended.