March 16 () –
The Russian ambassador in Washington, Anatoli Antonov, announced on Wednesday that “a deliberate attack against a Russian plane in neutral airspace would be a declaration of war against the greatest nuclear potential.”
Antonov has stated that “an armed conflict between Russia and the United States would be radically different from the war for proxy that the US authorities are waging at a distance in Ukraine” against the Kremlin.
The diplomat thus responded to a question from journalists in which they referred to statements by Republican senators who have suggested shooting down Russian planes that approach US aircraft in international airspace.
In this sense, he has reiterated that the Russian fighters did not come into contact with the US drone, but that it was flying with the transponders turned off and violating the delimited area, while the US forces denounced that one of the Russian fighters hit one of the propellers. of the unmanned vehicle, for which it ended up shot down in the Black Sea.
Thus, Antonov has maintained that “it is not necessary to draw attention to the Russian pilots, but to the American politicians who are inciting the start of an apocalyptic conflict.”