In a commentary to journalists, the spokesman for the department, Yuri Ignat, called the idea of ranking air alerts according to the level of threat inappropriate and explained that all the remains of downed objects, after working out the air defense, fall to the ground.
Ranking the levels of air alerts according to the level of threat is inappropriate, since all “levels” pose a danger to the lives of ordinary people. Yuriy Ignat, speaker of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, announced this on the air of the telethon.
When asked by a journalist about the recent wave of discussions on social networks about whether, for example, it is worth going to cover during an air raid, the speaker of the Armed Forces advised not to neglect air raids and not to divide them according to the level of danger.
“We have more frequent “births” of new telegram channels, in which there are active discussions on whether it is worth going to shelter, whether it is worth making a distribution according to danger levels from yellow to red. Where do I see the danger of this? That people will take information from other sources, and will begin to relate “in their own way” to the perception of alarms. But I want to remind you that all alarms are dangerous, “Ignat said.
Air Alert Level Discussions
Since March 14, cases of air alerts have become more frequent in Ukraine. The press service of the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine explained to the Ukrainians that this phenomenon is connected with the tactical activity of the aviation of the Russian Federation.
After that, discussions began in various social networks about whether it makes sense to often announce air raid alerts and whether it is worth dividing them into gradations depending on the degree of potential danger. The corresponding idea was put forward on his Facebook page by economic expert Gleb Vyshlinsky.
Opinions in the comments to his post were divided, but the question itself received a public outcry.
In turn, the speaker of the Armed Forces noted that during the operation of air defense, there is a threat to the lives of ordinary people, since all spent targets fall to the ground after being shot down.
“Even when you are sure that air defense is working, shooting down 1-2 drones, and 2-4 missiles can work – all this will fall. The missile weighs a lot, there is an explosive. After working out on an enemy object, it all falls to the ground,” added the Air Force speaker.
The journalists of the marathon also asked the representative of the Air Force what caused the increase in air alerts in Ukraine. Is this done for morale exhaustion, or are there intelligence operations?
“Alarms have indeed become more frequent, but many of them are due to the fact that the MIG-21 aircraft have now changed their take-off strategy in connection with training flights over short distances,” Ignat replied.
Let us remind you that today Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the reserve Roman Svitan told the reason for the frequent alarms in Ukraine. According to him, due to the difficult situation on the front line, the Russians are often forced to use aviation, against which the air siren began to sound more often in Ukrainian cities.
Also on Thursday, March 16, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine showed footage with the first NASAMS anti-aircraft missile system, which was transferred by Norway.
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