Russia terrified watching monuments destroyed in Palmyra — culture ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 21, 17:08
Russian bombers deliver successfully strikes on terrorists' facilities in SyriaWorld January 21, 15:39
Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. Chairman of the foreign policy committee in the upper house of the Russian parliament, Konstantin Kosachev, has warmed Ukraine against a missile-firing exercise in the Russia airspace.
"If the situation escalates to the point where a military response is necessary, this will surely be the most frightening and undesirable scenario of events, which all of us should prevent at all costs," Kosachev said at an international conference titled ‘The Crisis of the World Order: Responses of the World Community’ timed for the Primakov Readings forum.
"I’d place an accent on the phrase ‘all of us’ because that’s not exclusively Russia’s problem," he said.
Kosachev pointed to the absence of any public comments on the part of Ukraine’s Western partners, none of which had made an effort to interdict the Kiev government from making the step.
"Under the current version of events, the desire to support the ‘right guys’ brings about nothing but an escalation of the conflict," he said.
"Eight years ago, the leader of another country who was in conflict with Russia — I mean Georgia — tried to test the endurance of our Armed Forces," Kosachov recalled. "We know perfectly well what it ended in. I hope the Ukrainian government remembers this well enough, too."
The Russian Federal Service for Civil Aviation (Rosaviatsiya) said earlier that Ukraine had taken a unilateral decision of a missile-firing exercise in Russia’s sovereign airspace in the Simferopol flight zone in violation of all the international agreements.
On November 24, the Ukrainian government issued a notification on activating dangerous flights zones in the airspace in connection with the firing exercise scheduled for December 1 and December 2, 2016.
Rosaviatsiya said along with it that the airspace over Crimea would not be closed. It expressed the confidence the illegal decisions would be revoked.