As reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN, this was announced by Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vadym Skybytskyi at a briefing in Kyiv.
"According to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Russian Armed Forces carried out military exercise in the airspace of the central part of the Black Sea June 8. It was a demonstration of the simulated destruction of the NATO naval task force led by the guided missile destroyer USS Porter stationed in the port of Constanta (Romania)," he said.
"These drills involved four Tu-22M3 bombers from the 22th Heavy Bomber Division which homed antiship missiles onto the target and imitated their launch. The bombers were accompanied by four Su-27 fighter jets," Skybytskyi informed.
According to him, the Russian Federation has once again tried to emphasize its dominant position in the Black Sea by such actions.
"Such actions of the armed forces are of particular importance for the Russian Federation on the eve of the NATO summit in Warsaw which will tackle the issues of regional security including the Black Sea region," Skybytskyi stressed.
As previously reported by Censor.NET, the United States boosts its presence in the Mediterranean to balance Russia's military activities on the eve of the NATO summit scheduled to be held in Warsaw July 8-9.
Earlier, according to the agreement between the U.S. and Romania on defense against ballistic missiles of Dec. 23, 2011, the American multi-purpose anti-aircraft missile system Aegis equipped with SM-3 (Standard missile 3) will be deployed at the former air base in Deveselu, Romania.
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