October 1, 2023

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Ukraine, live coverage – Drone accident in the Black Sea, Lavrov: “Very serious risks.” Conversation between the defense secretaries of the United States and Russia

Ukraine, live coverage – Drone accident in the Black Sea, Lavrov: “Very serious risks.”  Conversation between the defense secretaries of the United States and Russia

Shoigu in Austin: “Provocative flights create conditions for escalation”

“Flights of American drones off the coast of Crimea are of a provocative nature, and this creates prerequisites for an escalation of the situation in the Black Sea region.” This was stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in a telephone conversation with his American counterpart, Lloyd Austin, according to what the Russian Ministry of Defense reports, citing TASS. Then Shoigu stated that Russia “will continue to respond proportionately to all similar provocations.”

Shoigu in Austin: “The restrictions on flights are not respected by the United States”

The drone accident was caused by the US non-compliance with flight restrictions imposed by Russia in some areas, as well as by “increased intelligence activities against Russian interests.” Moscow’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said this to his US counterpart Lloyd Austin in a telephone conversation today, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. tax.

Meili: “Military secrets in the drone? No longer available”

“We still don’t know if that was intentional.” Thus, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke about the collision of the Russian plane and the American drone over the Black Sea, adding, “But the interception was deliberate.” Regarding the military secrets contained in the drone that could end up in Russia’s hands, Milley emphasized that “measures have been taken to mitigate” the damage and “everything that is available is no longer available now.” In fact, the United States remotely deleted the device’s software.

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Austin confirms the call with Shoigu

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed a telephone conversation with Russian Defense Minister Shoigu. “As I have reiterated many times, it is important that great powers model transparency and communication, and the United States will continue to fly and operate wherever international laws allow,” the Pentagon chief told a news briefing. from the phone call.

Conversation between the Russian and American defense ministers

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held telephone talks with his American counterpart Lloyd Austin. This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense, explaining that the talks took place at the initiative of the American side.

Lavrov: “The accident between the nuclear powers entails serious risks”

With incidents such as the US drone incident, “the United States is seeking provocations to intensify its confrontational approach.” This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, stressing that “any accident that causes a clash between two nuclear powers always entails serious risks. He said, accusing the United States of “ignoring flight restrictions” imposed by the war in some areas along the Black Sea. The provocative ignorance indicates that the American side is constantly looking for some kind of provocation to intensify its confrontational approach.

The United States cancels the crashed plane program

The United States has remotely deleted the program of the MQ-9 Reaper, which crashed yesterday in the Black Sea after colliding with a Russian fighter. He takes her back there CNN Quoting officials. The decision was made – as shown – to prevent Russia from collecting classified information if Moscow recovered the remains of the plane.

Assad to Putin: “support a special operation”

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, during his meeting in the Kremlin with Russian President Vladimir Putin, confirmed his support for the Russian war in Ukraine. And the Syrian president said, according to what was reported by the RIA Novosti agency: “I want to seize this opportunity, because it is my first visit (since the beginning of the war), and I reaffirm the Syrian position in support of the special operation.”