The drone was not shot down, but the medals were received: Shoigu awarded the pilots who attacked the MQ-9 Reaper


The drone was not shot down, but the medals were received: Shoigu awarded the pilots who attacked the MQ-9 Reaper

In Russia, Sergei Shoigu awarded the Russian military for shooting down an American drone over the Black Sea. The Su-27 pilots were thanked “for protecting Russian borders.”

Propaganda Russian media report that the Russian Defense Ministry noted the “bravery of the military” during the attack on the drone and thanked “for the service.”

The drone was not shot down, but received awards

The Russian Defense Ministry contradicts its own statements. First, the Russians said that they were not involved in the downing of the MQ-9 Reaper, and then they reward the pilots for “protecting the borders.” So, the pilots of the Su-27 received awards from Shoigu for “disarming the threat.”

Although in this case, Russia found an excuse for its actions. Allegedly, Russian fighter jets took to the skies for patrols, and the MQ-9 Reaper drone went into uncontrolled flight, as a result of which it lost altitude and fell into the water.

The Russian agency announced the existence of a “temporary airspace use area established for a special military operation,” and claims that the US drone was moving with its transponders turned off.

Medvedev wants to continue shooting down American drones

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev was marked by a new senile statement. In his telegram channel, he writes that he wants to continue the attack on American drones.

Medvedev says that “the Americans are extremely insolent” and “it's not right to stand on ceremony with them.” Therefore, now Russia is developing new legislation, according to which the concept of “prohibited zones” and “zones with restrictions” is introduced.

Medvedev believes that drones should also adhere to this “code”. By this, he justifies the shooting down of an American drone, which allegedly violated “Russian sovereignty.” Such a statement from Medvedev sounds especially cynical, given that Russia daily violates thousands of norms of international law, in particular the Geneva Convention, uses prohibited weapons and manipulates the laws of war.

What you need to know about the downing of the Reaper drone

  • On March 14, a Russian Su-27 fighter shot down an American MQ-9 Reaper drone in the international waters of the Black Sea.
  • US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the actions of the Russian pilots were dangerous and unprofessional and could have “provoked a much bigger incident.”
  • After this, the Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, was summoned to the United States Department of State. He managed to justify himself for the incident and stated that no one threatened him.
  • Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin spoke with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about the incident over the Black Sea. He stressed that he conveyed one important message to the Russian Defense Minister – the United States will continue to fly where international law allows it.
  • Subsequently, Moscow announced its intention to retrieve the wreckage of the downed UAV from the sea, but Washington believes that the terrorist country has already done so.
  • Clearly, the Kremlin's rush is driven by a desire to intercept American technology and do what Russians do best – steal and pass off as their own.
  • Just before the drone crashed, American experts removed confidential software, which would eliminate the possibility of technology interception.

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