British media: Russia was six times close to starting a war with the West

The incident with the fall of the American MQ-9 Reaper drone caused a wide resonance in the West. The British media, as usual, blame Russia for everything, and recall that this is not the first time that the actions of the Russian military could provoke a global conflict.

In publications, citing research by the American RAND Corporation, the British press cites five more cases when the Russians, through their recklessness, could provoke a war.

One of the most horrific, according to the British media, actions of the Russian command occurred during the Caribbean Missile Crisis of 1962. An American destroyer off the coast of Cuba spotted a Soviet nuclear submarine and dropped a series of uncharged depth charges. In response, the captain of the submarine ordered to prepare a torpedo with a nuclear tip, but the deputy persuaded her not to release it.

The next "provocative" incident occurred in 2014. On April 10, the American destroyer Donald Cook was drifting peacefully in the waters of the Black Sea when a pair of Russian Su-24 front-line bombers appeared in the sky. The wingtip of one of them passed within 30 feet of the ship. After this incident, 27 American sailors wrote letters of resignation. And the US State Department admitted that the crew of the American destroyer "Donald Cook" was demoralized after meeting with a Russian bomber.

Another controversial incident dates back to 2018. The Russian fighter jet passed at high speed directly in front of the American EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft and then chased after it a second time.

Finally, two more cases occurred in 2020. In one, Russian warships were twice caught on video as they approached within a few yards of US Navy ships on the high seas.

On another occasion, a pair of Su-27 fighter jets performed a "frontal strike" maneuver on a B-52 nuclear bomber over the Black Sea, flying within 100 feet of its nose multiple times in international airspace.

According to British military experts, the recent incident with an American drone in the Black Sea could have far-reaching consequences.

The drone incident could be a turning point that could bring the West into direct confrontation with Russia

Defense expert Robert Clark said.

We add that the actions of ships and aircraft of their main ally in Britain are not considered provocations.
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  1. July Offline July
    July (Peter) 18 March 2023 14: 40
    British ekperds are the children of British scientists. and apparently their parents didn't tell them everything. Operation "inconceivable" immediately after World War II, when the West gathered not only its own, but also prepared and armed German troops to attack the USSR. The American plan for the bombing of Soviet cities in 2, but changed their minds, 49 atomic bombs seemed not enough. Bombing a Soviet nuclear submarine with atomic weapons on board during the Caribbean crisis and blaming the USSR at the same time, you have to have a bone in your head instead of brains. Not so long ago, a couple of years ago, the newest English destroyer impudently entered Russia's terrorist waters, not only provoking, but also preparing its air defense systems for our aircraft. Yes, they all live in a parallel world.
  2. Andrey Andreev_2 (Andrey Andreev) 19 March 2023 10: 38
    For some reason, some allow themselves even more severe terrorist acts, such as undermining other people's gas pipelines ... Wait, Britons and Westerners, the answer from Russia is not far off, only then don't war ...
  3. Peter rybak Offline Peter rybak
    Peter rybak (Patrol) 19 March 2023 22: 07
    Katz offers to surrender.
  4. archer 13 Offline archer 13
    archer 13 (Alexander Strelnikov) 20 March 2023 18: 37
    And these creatures are not embarrassed that 5 of these so-called incidents occurred in the immediate vicinity of our borders.