Poland bans Il-76 relief through airspace: NATO is silent

Poland bans Il-76 relief through airspace: NATO is silent

(International relationship)
                        Polish authorities have banned aircraft carrying Russian medical supplies and other equipment from airspace to Italy to fight corona viruses.

Aerospace aircraft from Russia travel to Italy to assist the country against corona virus. However, Il-76 military aircraft had to fly around to Italy instead of flying straight to the country. Instead of flying through Poland, these planes were forced to go around Poland and to the south of Ukraine, which meant a large detour.

The reason for this is that Poland has closed airspace for Russian aircraft to pass.

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Il-76 military transport aircraft of Russia are not allowed through Polish airspace.

Poland has banned Russian Il-76 military aircraft from bringing humanitarian aid to Italy into its airspace. The Polish side said that the Russian side is transporting military goods. This information is officially verified by the FlightRadar portal.

Therefore, Russian transport aircraft were forced to fly south of Ukraine through the Black Sea, through the airspace of Turkey and the Balkans.

Because of the long flight route, the aircraft had to refuel in Sochi.

The Flight Radar 24 website estimates that Russian military transport aircraft had to fly at least 3,000 km.

According to Chairman of the Federal Council’s Policy Committee, Alexei Pushkov said that Poland’s actions are very “rude”.

He noted that Italy was a Polish ally both within the European Union and within NATO, so Poland’s actions in this case were “ugly”.

Currently, governments in the European Union have not commented on this action of Poland.

Earlier, on March 21, President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. During the phone call, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte discussed the situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as measures taken in two countries to combat the spread of the disease.

The head of Russia expressed his support to the Italian leadership and people regarding the extremely complicated and complicated disease situation in this country. The two leaders agreed to interact closely in the fight against Covid-19.

In response to an appeal from the Italian side, Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed his readiness to provide the necessary assistance in a timely manner. Accordingly, Russia will provide Italy with protective equipment, disinfection mobile complexes and other medical equipment.

Russia also sends expert groups to the most affected regions of Italy for practical assistance. The transport of equipment and manpower will be carried out through the Ministry of Defense, by transport aircraft of the Russian aerospace force.

On March 23, Russia deployed 14 IL-76 military transport aircraft to Italy to deliver relief cargo against the Covid-19 epidemic.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Russian military experts will conduct bactericidal and prevent the Covid-19 epidemic after coordinating operations with Italian officials.

Regarding the corona virus situation, as of 12 hours 27 minutes on 24 March, Italy confirmed more than 63,927 cases of new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing acute respiratory infection and 6,077 deaths. casualties.

Minh Tu


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