Kartapolov : The US plans to use the Black Sea for strikes on Russian territory have no prospects, the Russian Black Sea Fleet has the ability to fend off these threats. This was stated by the head of the State Duma Defense Committee, Colonel General in reserve Andrei Kartapolov.
Earlier, the American edition of the National Interest wrote about the possibility of the United States delivering a powerful blow to Russia from the Black Sea. Military expert Chris Obsorn noted that the US Navy in the Black Sea has a lot of firepower, including Tomahawk cruise missiles, which have a range of 1,450 km. And therefore, the United States is able to inflict a “serious blow” on the Russian Federation.
“But you still have to go to the Black Sea,” Andrei Kartapolov said on the YouTube channel Solovyov Live, commenting on the publication in the American media. – And there are straits in the same place. Remember how a few months ago some dry cargo ship either caught fire or ran aground in the Bosphorus. And the Bosphorus was immediately blocked. After all, it can happen when several dry cargo ships run aground at the same time or catch fire and block this Bosphorus, and no one will go anywhere. ”
According to Kartapolov, the Americans should also take into account the capabilities of Russian military bases in Syria. Russia has the Khmeimim airbase and the Tartus naval base there. According to Kartapolov, these bases are protected by coastal missile systems, which are capable of keeping the entire Mediterranean Sea at gunpoint.
“Military measures are not only a war, it is also the creation of direct threats to the enemy, in which he will abandon his further actions,” the deputy said. – That is, when they realize that they have a direct immediate threat of destruction of their strike assets, control systems, aircraft carrier groupings. And the point is to start something if you lose in advance? They are very sensitive to defeat. “