Crimea steps up security to avoid Ukraine provocations ahead of US-Russia summit – Source
Electronic warfare stations will be activated on Wednesday at the Crimea-Ukraine border to prevent possible Kiev provocations in Russian airspace ahead of the Putin-Biden summit, a security source told Sputnik.
SEVASTOPOL (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – June 16, 2021) Electronic warfare stations will be activated on Wednesday at the Crimea-Ukraine border to prevent possible Kiev provocations in Russian airspace ahead of the Putin-Biden summit, a security source told Sputnik.
“Electronic warfare stations in Crimea will be switched to active mode to avoid possible provocations from Ukraine. This is the most discreet but necessary measure to avoid any incident,” the source said.
Any entry of Ukrainian drones into the airspace over Crimea will be considered an attack and result in the destruction of the unmanned vehicle, the source added.
“To avoid the possibility of such an incident, electronic warfare stations are activated. We will see clearly where the drone is heading and we will turn it off immediately before it enters our airspace, or we will intercept control. and make it the opposite direction, âthe source said.
Commenting on the matter to Sputnik, Russian lower house lawmaker representing Sevastopol Dmitrii Belik agreed that activating these stations is the best way to avoid provocation.
âI have no doubt that Ukraine aspires to any provocation to draw attention to itself during the important Russian-American negotiations. Ukrainian authorities need any border incident near Crimea as much as they need the air. negotiation and be a part of it. And for us, it is important to prevent this. Therefore, preventing possible provocations using electronic warfare stations is the most peaceful and painless solution to the problem, âBelik said.
Russian and US Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden will hold the historic meeting in the Swiss city of Geneva later Wednesday.