The Ukrainian Air Force had a loud, clear and close message for pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk Wednesday — they’re not backing off this time.
The reported MIG-29 bearing the insignia of the Ukrainian Falcons aerial aerobatics team made a “dramatic low flyover” above pro-Russian separatists blocking rail lines, Mashable reports.
Here’s the flyby filmed from another angle with better quality:
“It has all the telltale signs of what we saw in Crimea,” United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said on ABC Sunday. ”It’s professional, it’s coordinated, there’s nothing grassroots-seeming about it. Certainly it bears the telltale signs of Moscow’s involvement.”
The Security Council has made a decision to begin a large-scale anti-terrorist operation with the participation of army forces,” Ukrainian acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said Monday. “We are not going to allow Russia to repeat the Crimean scenario in Ukraine’s east.”