Mishustin allowed to shoot down civilian aircraft that violated the border of Russia


Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed Decree No. 201 “On the Procedure for Using Weapons and Combat equipment while protecting the state border of the Russian Federation in the airspace ”, dated February 22, 2020. The document has already been published on the official Internet portal of legal information.


The text of the document says that now the military is allowed to shoot down civilian aircraft that violated the Russian border in the airspace and without giving reasons, do not obey the signals to land or fly outside Russia. It is specified that the decision to destroy the intruder aircraft will be taken if there is information about the absence of passengers on it.

Moreover, they will be destroyed only after a clear warning about the intention to open fire to kill or a warning shot. That is, no one will shoot right away. By the same decree, Decree No. 977 of August 19, 1994 “On the Procedure for the Use of Weapons and Military Equipment in the Protection of the State Border of the Russian Federation in Airspace” was invalidated.

It is reported that now it has become possible to use weapons to kill against intruder aircraft that fly to the most important state facilities. It is also said that it is possible to shoot down hijacked Russian aircraft without hostages on board, who refuse to land.

It should be noted that the topic of the fight against air terrorism has been discussed in Russia since 2005. But even before that, the military could destroy any aircraft captured by terrorists, provided that it does not have hostages. For example, it took the United States only two years of discussion to legally allow the shooting down of planes directly with hostages on board after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

It should be recalled that in January 2019, the Russian Ministry of Defense prepared a draft government decree according to which it was allowed to shoot down civilian planes with passengers on board that violated the air border of Russia. After that, the document went for interagency coordination.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 26 February 2020 19: 35
    +1
    The people look at him with hope, it is necessary to urgently bring the economy out of the tailspin. And then "allowed to shoot down", the mountain gave birth to a mouse. It seems to me that he has no idea what to do at all. Are there really no smart and intelligent people left ???
    1. Rus Offline Rus
      Rus 26 February 2020 22: 38
      0
      There will be no hope while it ..
    2. YOUR Offline YOUR
      YOUR (Vladimir) 27 February 2020 14: 03
      +1
      After Medvedev, the people do not look at him at all, especially after the statements to calculate all the income from the last housewife and the decisive refusal to introduce a progressive tax.
      1. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
        Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 28 February 2020 10: 27
        0
        You directly asked the whole people - how does he look? Or just blurted out on their own?
    3. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
      Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 28 February 2020 10: 26
      0
      Maybe you recommend someone? And then anyone can hait.
  2. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 27 February 2020 06: 08
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    It is high time. In the captured plane, except hostages, there can be any WMD: radiological, chemistry, viruses. The simplest math of survival - minus 150 in a deserted area is better than minus 150 thousand or minus 1,5 million in cities.
  3. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 27 February 2020 07: 40
    +2
    Quote: Athenogen
    It seems to me that he has no idea what to do. Is there really no smart and sensible left ???

    Why, from the summer he will introduce 20% VAT on regular transfers from card to card. All he knows is doing.
  4. 69 Offline 69
    69 27 February 2020 10: 51
    +2
    There’s nothing to roam anywhere.
  5. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 27 February 2020 12: 37
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    I doubt that this decision was easy.
    1. amart Offline amart
      amart (A M) 27 February 2020 13: 53
      -1
      And what is the reason for this decision, in your opinion? And if we consider that they themselves sin by "flying" into foreign territory, then such a decision looks a little strange.
      1. commbatant Offline commbatant
        commbatant (Sergei) 28 February 2020 08: 03
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        Quote: amart
        And what is the reason for this decision, in your opinion? And if we consider that they themselves sin by "flying" into foreign territory, then such a decision looks a little strange.

        Apparently, the decision of your curators from the USA is not strange for you.

        USA it took only two years of discussion, so that after the attacks of September 11, 2001 Legally allow to shoot down planes directly with hostages on board.

        Another thing is the RF, though

        The text of the document says that now the military is allowed to shoot down civilian aircraft that violated the Russian border in airspace and, without giving reasons, do not obey the signals to land or fly outside Russia. It is specified that the decision on the destruction of the violating aircraft will be made if there is information about the absence of passengers on it.

        Or maybe, in your opinion, the airspace of other states are not violated by the US Air Force / Navy / KMP planes ....?
        You work hard, you did not complete the editorial task, do not come to the cashier ....
    2. YOUR Offline YOUR
      YOUR (Vladimir) 27 February 2020 14: 09
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      The solution is when the military has an order that clearly describes situations where you can shoot down and when not. What is here is verbiage. Under the USSR, the order on the actions of calculating antiaircraft explosives and IA stated

      ... to prevent overflights ..... in case of violation of the state border, open fire to kill ....

      ... Moreover, they will be destroyed only after a clear warning about the intention to open fire to kill or a warning shot ...

      What is it like? It does not respond to requests. And how to warn further? SAM S-400 will launch a warning missile?
      1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
        g1washntwn (George Washington) 28 February 2020 06: 18
        +1
        Beacon fire only for fighter aircraft that perform identification and force-to-land. If an unresponsive unidentified target continues to move in a potentially dangerous direction, the missilemen receive only one "target destroy" command. With Rust, just those who should give such an order kept their chairs and none of them wanted to take responsibility ... but now I think, what if there were a couple of megatons on board or anthrax spores? It's hard to believe in his peaceful and even just hooligan actions.
      2. commbatant Offline commbatant
        commbatant (Sergei) 28 February 2020 08: 08
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        Quote: YOUR
        What is it like? It does not respond to requests. And how to warn further? SAM S-400 will launch a warning missile?

        In addition to the calculations of the air defense missile system, there are also fighter aircraft on duty, and sometimes "crocodiles" are also involved .... it all depends on the operational situation, what forces the duty officer of the air defense sector decides to use in this zone ....
        It is a sin to powder the brains of good and gullible members of the forum ...
  6. Gray C Offline Gray C
    Gray C (Sergey Stepanov) April 27 2020 12: 33
    -1
    But he said nothing, is it possible to bring down planes of bureaucrats, deputies, presidents and other burps of society, which will soon tumble over a hill with stolen money?
  7. Irina Klyuchnikova (Irina Klyuchnikova) April 30 2020 22: 08
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    Correct solution!