Last time Ukraine had not opened fire because he fired at the transport, not combat aircraft, said the Minister of defence.
If the Russian military in the occupied rigs in the Black sea are shelling Ukrainian aircraft, they will shoot back, said defense Minister Stepan Poltorak Ukrainian news.
Thus he commented on the shelling of Ukrainian aircraft naval forces an-26 1 February of the drilling rigs in the Black sea. Kiev claims that the fire was small arms, Russia declared that Ukraine mistook the firing of the signal gun.
“There was fighting and transport aircraft. If you open fire on the military plane, we of course open fire in response. If there is a shooting at our warplanes in our territory, the pilot is entitled and obliged to open fire,” – said Poltorak.
The Minister also noted that Ukraine will not cease to perform certain operations in the area of the Black sea.
“The tasks they’ve done, they will carry out. A situation when Russia provokes us constantly, they are and will be”, – he said.
Poltorak also stressed that the flight of the Ukrainian military plane took place solely within the territory of Ukraine.
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