Su-35 fighter from Khmeimima walked 7 meters from the American Poseidon


On April 15, 2020, in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, during routine patrols off the coast of Syria, the crew of the American patrol plane R-8A Poseidon was intercepted by a Russian Su-35 fighter. This is reported by the American publication Politico, citing a statement from the Sixth Fleet of the United States Navy.


Russian Su-35 fighter approached 25 feet from a P-8A naval observation aircraft in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea

- said in a statement to the military.

The Americans say that the pilot of the Russian Su-35 carried out a “high-speed maneuver” in front of the American aircraft, which caused wake turbulence and “endangered the pilots and the crew” of the R-8A.

It is clarified that “the interaction was irresponsible,” since the Russian fighter operated in international airspace.

According to the Americans, they did not provoke the Russians. The interception lasted 42 minutes. The American side called on Russia to comply with international rules and prevent similar incidents in the future. A photo from the scene is published by a group on VKontakte “The Big Game: Chronicles of the Cold War 2.0”.


The Russian Ministry of Defense has not yet responded to the statement of the American side. It should be recalled that from Moscow it was repeatedly stated that the Russian Aerospace Forces operate in strict accordance with international standards. We remind you that Russian Su-35s, by agreement with the Syrian government, are based in Latakia province at the Khmeimim airbase.
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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker April 16 2020 10: 31
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    Oh, if so our plane flew over the Turkish air defense systems in Idlib, then the greyhound of the Turks and terrorists would certainly have disappeared.
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  2. GRF Offline
    GRF April 16 2020 11: 13
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    That's right, on the side of it, and let it slip there ... Asymmetric answer, however ...
  3. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 16 2020 16: 05
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    And what's so funny? It turns out, another failure to comply with international rules? Well, let's also admire the case, or traveling to the oncoming lane?
    1. Zenon Zenon Offline
      Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) April 16 2020 17: 26
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      And what's so funny? It turns out another failure to comply with international rules?

      And why is it especially sad? It turns out the next, unproven nagging of mattresses - Russians offend? Where are the photos of the instruments that measured the distance (with the binding of these instruments to this board and the time of flight), or did the pilots of Poseidon with a tape measure climbed out on the move? Turbulence? So this is a drop dead idea for everyone who flies with mattress companies: - stupidly flunk them with suits "we got into turbulence during the flight, I was scared, but I didn’t give diapers, I want compensation, otherwise I’ll start screaming all over the world, America doesn’t follow the rules" ...
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    3. Nick Offline
      Nick (Nikolai) April 17 2020 19: 25
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      Quote: Arkharov
      And what's so funny? It turns out, another failure to comply with international rules? Well, let's also admire the case, or traveling to the oncoming lane?

      Oppanki! Yusovtsy, therefore, can violate all international standards, and the Russians and fly side by side no-no? Let the Americans withdraw their troops from Syria for starters, and then international rules can be discussed.
  4. Grinj Offline
    Grinj (Grigory Balabanov) April 16 2020 16: 26
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    Turbulence .... Let them say thanks for not knocking it down. )))
    1. cmonman Offline
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) April 16 2020 18: 05
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      Well, bring it down so that it does not hum above your head !!!
  5. Radikal Offline
    Radikal April 16 2020 18: 51
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    According to the Americans, they did not provoke the Russians. The interception lasted 42 minutes. The American side called on Russia to comply with international rules and prevent similar incidents in the future.

    And nefig fly where we fry the barbecue. lol
  6. duchy Offline
    duchy (Salih) April 16 2020 19: 49
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    The pilot of the Russian Su-35 conducted a “high-speed maneuver” in front of the American aircraft, which caused wake turbulence and “endangered the pilots and crew” of the R-8A.

    And then it turns out

    interception lasted 42 minutes.

    Hmmmmmm Question: How did they survive?
  7. Cat Offline
    Cat (Sergei) April 16 2020 20: 16
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    I think so, since the information is one-sided, our flyer did everything right. It would have been worse if they hadn’t flown out to intercept and didn’t react to Poseidon’s flight. Then they would call us cowards, etc. And so they drove 40 minutes, but they also did not run away from the route, the order was carried out. They played normally with muscles, and realized that no one would back down.
  8. Smirnoff Offline
    Smirnoff (Victor) April 16 2020 20: 47
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    The Russian Aerospace Forces have acted, are acting and will continue to act in strict accordance with international standards.
    Our business is RIGHT!
  9. Observer2014 Offline
    Observer2014 April 16 2020 21: 45
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    Su-35 fighter from Khmeimima walked 7 meters from the American Poseidon

    Probably, they decided to measure with meters, instead of the number of elites from each other.
  10. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) April 16 2020 22: 21
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    42 minutes is not an interception. Just an escort. Tired of the flyer just hanging out in the air and he asked Poseidon to roll off.
    And in 42 minutes of turbulence at Poseidon, the wings would have fallen off, or had gone into a tailspin to the sea long ago.
  11. TOGO Offline
    TOGO (hh) April 16 2020 22: 36
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    Risovka, scared a hedgehog ....
  12. Serge Tixiy Offline
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) April 17 2020 12: 09
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    An ordinary American howl .... If the Americans, then the Russians do not know how to fly, walk on the seas, and if the Russians, then they are "irresponsible", "arrogant", endanger the lives of American celestials .... That's something like that. Conclusion: no matter how the representatives of the Russian Armed Forces behave, they are always “to blame” again for the conclusion that the bolder we behave, this is better in the eyes of the Americans and their sixes.
  13. Burelom Offline
    Burelom (Adam Khomich) April 17 2020 13: 59
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    We are the Horde, we can :-)
  14. Cheburashk Offline
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) April 17 2020 19: 00
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    Quote: Arkharov
    And what's so funny? It turns out, another failure to comply with international rules? Well, let's also admire the case, or traveling to the oncoming lane?

    International law has ceased to act as soon as the Americans first spit on it. So you're wrong! And do not interfere with a bunch of db drivers and the plane!