Ukraine Scrambles Fighter Jets, Intercepts Airplane Carrying Russian Deputy Premier

Tyler Durden's picture

A few short hours ago, a Russian delegation which contained the deputy premier of Russia Dmitry Rogozin was flying back from Moldova's capital Chisinau following his visit to Tiraspol as part of May 9 celebrations, when Ukraine scrambled fighter jets to intercept the Yak-42 carrying the Russian vice premier and forced it to promptly land back in Moldova.

The reason why this is surprising is that Rogozin was well aware in advance of taking off that Ukraine had closed its airspace to the Russian delegation.

But the punchline is that while Rogozin managed to fly into Moldova over Romanian airspace, on his return the EU and NATO member country served him with a surprise - it followed in Ukraine's footsteps and blocked off its airspace to the Russian Deputy PM as well.



So suddenly Rogozin found himself unable to access the airspace of either Ukraine or Romania. Which is a problem, because as the map below shows, Moldova has a contiguous border with just these two countries, and in effect if both neighbors block their airspace to Russians in the country, there is no way to depart.


So what does Rogozin do? Precisely what the outspoken member of the US counter-Russia sanctions list would be expected to do:


Sadly for him, it did not work out quite as expected:


Here is a map showing the moment when the Russian Yak was met by Ukraine Migs:


This is how the Moldovan website Actualiti described the incident:

Aircraft of Vice Premier of the Russian Federation Dmitry Rogozin was intercepted by a Ukrainian MiG after he entered the airspace of Ukraine, reports

Earlier, the Deputy Prime Minister said that he would still fly to Moscow via Ukraine.


"I am taking off despite the ban," - wrote Rogozin in social networks.


Rogozin flew on board the Yak -42 (aka RUS-Jet) from Chisinau airport. recalls that Ukraine refused to allow its airspace to Russian officials. To Dmitry Rogozin, May 8 was in Tiraspol, the board was forced to fly through Bulgaria and Romania.

The Vice PM was not the only one who was forced to return. According to, Ukraine also intercepted the flight of the Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky.

Ukrainian authorities have blocked and did not allow passage through its airspace the plane on which was the Russian delegation headed by the Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky which was returning from Chisinau to Moscow, according to the minister's Twitter account.


"Our aircraft with the Russian delegation was ordered to return to Chisinau , threatened by a forced landing in Ukraine " - said Medinsky.


The minister said that Ukraine previously allowed overflights . In Bawtry is on the State Duma delegation includes , Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government.

However, before Ukraine pats itself on the back for its success in keeping the Russians landlocked, Rogozin sent out the following tweet supposedly next to Moscow's airport Domodedovo, where he praised the efficiency of the Russian "Military-Industrial commission" in finding alternative paths:

Of course, had this little incident escalated and the Russian's plane had been shot down, something tells us those who were furiously selling VIX on Friday afternoon to paint the tape with a record Dow Jones high, would be in a bit of a pickle coming Monday.

Still, while this incident was contained, the big one remains: tomorrow's referendum which is still going ahead as planned and following which it is only a matter of time before East Ukraine, now independent, requests Russian "peacekeepers" to enter the country and, well, keep the peace.

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smacker's picture

I can't see why the Russian plane couldn't have flown out over the Black Sea and headed to Russia from there.

y3maxx's picture

...After tomorrow's vote....President HalfrObama, Kerry et al will be eating "Crow".

strannick's picture

Ukraine violating international law to try and provoke Russia. Not surprizing as it is a CIA installed, unelected regime, according to Nuland. These guys are all she could get for 5 billion?

Meanwhile the western press calls arson murders accidental fires, and publishes bogus anti-semetic letters attributed to Russian seperatists.

"They hate us for our freedom"

Orwell   +100


Oh regional Indian's picture

Some damn rookie (Yeah right!) will pull a trigger and things can rapidly spiral south.

Also, no dearth of martyrs available to both sides....

Plus, there is always freaking twitter to stoke the flames....

When Ukraine does a Twitter block, all bets are off...

If Russia hacks Ukrain's twitterati, game over.



svayambhu108's picture

Who wants that badly to start WW3 ? Qui bono?

THX 1178's picture

Who would be hung in the streets after the world economy implodes? Who wants to flip the chessboard? Who I ask you?

Oh regional Indian's picture

Tell us THX, who? 


Dalal Streeters? DaWall streeters? The K Streeters? 

No one needs to die actually if we all just calmed down and took a little step back from the machine....

Some peace, some balance, some healing, some grand gestures and time....all can be good.


Save_America1st's picture only gets "real" when a government scum or one of their own gets captured.  Then all of a sudden war starts to matter a little more to the sociopath fucks who start it!

mjcOH1's picture

"I can't see why the Russian plane couldn't have flown out over the Black Sea and headed to Russia from there."

I can't see why the Ukranians didn't splash Putin's plane when he flew into Crimea. The writing's on the wall....they're just trying desperately not to look.  Smoke 'em while you got 'em.

MarsInScorpio's picture

And what if the Russians decide to provide a military escort for the YAK-42? Let's see - modern Russian MiGs versus ancient Russian MiGs - guess who wins?


The Kiev junta is made up of insane Nazis and Nationalists who apparently believe NATO will save their war criminal ass.


The truth is that the Russians are acting responsibly, and the Kiev Butchers are doing all they can to start a hot war.


Yulia and Yats are guilty of crimes against humanity – as are Nuland, Obama, Brenner, and the rest of the Kiev enablers.


Too bad the West has no humanity left in it.



mjcOH1's picture

Kiev Butchers are doing all they can to start a hot war."

The "Kiev Butchers" seem to be showing remarkable restraint after 70 years if Soviet rule, a Russian genocide/starvation pogram, and open attempts to at best partition their country and at worst turn it into the next Chechnya/"greater Russian" state.

The Russians are NOT the party showing restraint here. The Ukranians are. Not that it will do them any good. And they will regret that choice of restraint.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


seem to be showing remarkable restraint after 70 years if Soviet rule,

Soviet Union dissolved decades ago. If you still conflate Russia and the USSR, you are either still controlled by anti-Soviet propaganda or you are a shill.

a Russian genocide/starvation pogram,

Nice way to bend history to fit it to your narrative. I presume you are referring to the holodomor, carried out by the Bolsheviks. How is it the work of Russians when, after Lenin's death, a Russian didn't lead the Soviet Union until 1982? How is it the work of Russians when the holodomor starved Ukrainians, Russians, and Kazakhs? Will you next be telling us that Hitler killed only Jews?

As usual, too much to correct, as the comment embraces fantasy in every sentence.

Sean7k's picture

1920 to 1990 equals seventy years by my math. While the holodomar was carried out by bolshevik JEWS (not bolsheviks plain), they were in Russia and in control of the Soviet government. Parsing words to create an argument is propaganda. The Ukrainians were starved by Stalin. The name calling (shill, anti soviet propaganda) is another nice touch, but rather heavy handed.

There are no good guys here. The Russians are attempting to seize territory with the use of a planted population (USSR population transfers after WWII). No one is freeing Cheknya. The real losers are the Ukrainian people, caught in a vice for the purpose of beating war drums for mass human consumption. 

Putin is a tyrant, just as they all are. Defending Russia here is propaganda,plain and simple. Seems to be the norm lately. If you really want to help out here, stop supporting your governments, because this wouldn't be happening without them- all of them.

MarsInScorpio's picture



More frrom the EU/CIA troll . ..


StychoKiller's picture

Kinda stoopid to rattle a rusty scabbard with no saber in it, dontcha think?

Lost Word's picture

Ukraine MiGs versus modern Russian MiGs ?

Might depend upon whether Ukraine MiGs have modern radars and air to air missiles.

Ukraine builds their own ground to air defense missiles.

MarsInScorpio's picture



1) They don't.


2) So?


Russia v. Ukraine - care to give me a wager?


Patriot Eke's picture

Uhm, you mean Ukranian MiGs verses Russian Flankers, right?  The Russians wouldn't be using MiGs...

Hydesrevenge's picture

Moldova is still land locked and would have to violate airspace by flying over to the Black Sea.

Headbanger's picture

Hey look.. There's a town named "Bender" in Moldova!

I bet the Chinese or Syrians flew them back to Moscow and the Russian plane has been re-registered as Chinese


MillionDollarBoner_'s picture

Bite my shiny metal ass there is!

StychoKiller's picture

Bite my splintery, wooden @ss!

medium giraffe's picture

Look at this country! ? U R Gay!? Ha ha!

THX 1178's picture

Yes. All of them. I don't want it to happen, but some do.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

In theory, this can all be solved with a lengthy Truth and Reconciliation trial and hearings.

Lengthy, being the key word.

Oh regional Indian's picture

3 years of free 3 gallons per adult a week would be the end of all strife. Imagine if the entire world's military budget went to paying the entire world's oil bill...


Last night I had, the stragest dream, I ever dreamed before.... I dreamed the world had all agreed, to put an end to warrrrr....

We can dream....



StychoKiller's picture

You need to read the Mahabarhata and see what Krishna told Arjuna before the great battle, when Arjuna did not want to fight his countrymen and family

Oh regional Indian's picture

Yep Stycho. Been hearing that one since childhood.

But I will not be fooled anymore.

Our great tales are all stories with an intended control stance. Each and every one of them.

The Gita was a late insertion to give what was a gory, in-excusable battle some ideological and philosophical patina.

The essence is in the Vedanta.


TahoeBilly2012's picture

Just annex Odessa...problem solved, plenty of airspace.

chemystical's picture

"Who wants that badly to start WW3 ? Qui bono?"

Satan and his synagogue.

"I'll continue with the 'fish in a barrel' category for$200 Alex."

Revelation 3:9

"Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee."

John probably didn't envision those who are Jews and know the false Jews but support them anyway because of the extreme benefits.


Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Yep, I wish there were more 'self-hating' types out there, willing to expose the criminality of their supposed 'brothers', who are merely Machiavellian sociopaths.


Seek_Truth's picture

chemystical, that's hitting the nail right on the head. Amazing how many still don't want to see that that scripture and much of Revelation has been and is being fullfilled.

Lost Word's picture

I have written previously, about Revelation, prophecy already much fulfilled, including,

Revelation chapter 11 prophesied the 9-11 destruction of the NYC WTC Twin Towers.

I first wrote this in emails to the National News Media in October 2001.

Of course, my emails were ignored.

Seek_Truth's picture

The key to understanding Revelation 11:4 is Revelation 1:20.

In short, the Two Witnesses are The Holy Spirit and The Church (the people, not the buildings or denominations).

Now that we're clear on that, you might realize why there is no correlation to the two towers and 9/11.

Lost Word's picture

Two witnesses can mean different things in different verses or contexts.

The Beasts of Revelation are not all the same.

The evidence of my interpretation is much longer than the above short comment,

too long for me to write about here and now.

There is a reason why the Government has been spying on me since 1995,

when I wrote something short in a private letter to a famous person, partially about my interpretation of Nostradamus,

but that again is too long to explain.

Nostradamus, a Christian from a Jewish family, was looking into the future for the Messiah,

probably inspired by reading the Book of Revelation.

Seek_Truth's picture

Indeed- there are 2 beasts- 1 out of the sea and 1 out of the land.  And they are not the same. Those who refer to "The Beast" and conflate the two and the anti Christs, and the Man of Sin (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12) are mislead by sloppy interpretation. Each of those are seperate, not the same entity.

Interpretation belongs to God-the Bible is interpreted by the Holy Spirit. And yes, by two or three witnesses every matter shall be established  (2 Corinthians 13:1; Matthew 18:6; Deuteronomy 19:15). When it comes to interpreting scripture, those witnesses are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In other words, to correctly interpret prophecy, one or more related verses give clues to the interpretation. 

Using anything of Nostradamus to interpret Revelation is where the wheels come off.


Lost Word's picture

Clues in different verses might not be related.

Presumably the Holy Spirit will guide to the truth,

but since Scripture warns the Church of False prophets, presumably some or even many people in the Church will be deceived by False prophets.

There is no certainty that the most popular interpretation is the correct interpretation.

Was John of Patmos the last person to be inspired by the Holy Spirit?

Perhaps Nostradamus was inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Nostradamus certainly seemed to be inspired by the Book of Revelation

to write his own prophecies.

Considering that Biblical prophecy is often symbolic, and not exactly literal,

Nostradamus also wrote prophecy with symbolism, not intending it to be taken exactly literal.

If Nostradamus is able to be interpreted correctly, a logical case can be made that Nostradamus truly was able to see the future, and write about it in his prophecy. Similar case with John of Patmos.

Most of the interpreters of Nostradamus understand it is symbolic, they just disagree on the meaning of the symbolism. Similar with Biblical symbolic prophecy interpretation. Church scholars disagree among themselves. I have read many of the various opinions.

However, Nostradamus did not explicitly interpret Revelation, therefore Nostradamus is not used to interpret Revelation, but the general context of Revelation is implied in some of his writings.

Was Martin Luther or Hal Lindsey or any other Churchman wrong to interpret Revelation?

Perhaps I am inspired by the Holy Spirit, similar to John of Patmos.

Seek_Truth's picture

My point is to not accept what any other human has interpreted, because, for the most part, those interpretations conflict with other Biblical passages.

Best to ignore Hal Lindsey, Martin Luther, etc, and conduct your own research, using the Bible, Holy Spirit, and compare to history and current events.

The key is to know that the Bible is the source, both for prophecy and interpretation. If any interpretation conflict with even a single verse in the Bible, the interpretation is flawed.


chemystical's picture

My take on the possibilities is that Nostradamus - and other modern prophets who might stumble onto the truth - are not necessarily seeing the future and instead might be seeing the past. 

"How so?" you say?  Passage of time is a complex of meandering flows.  Moments when your 'present' crosses a 'past' might account for deja vu.  Reincarnations.  Spirits stuck in a time loop.  Numerous anomalous time phenomena have been noted.

Modern cosmological physics even has a hand in it.  When the Universe reaches maximum expansion there are many well-accepted theories that it will collapse, and there are also many well-accepted theories that processes will then run in reverse.  Therorists don't have agreement as to exactly what reverse means but the math tells them that it will occur.

Consider the conundrum that the Universe contains stars that are older than itself.  One explanation rectifying this is that the Universe has already started collapsing (along with the ensuing reversal of procesess) but not uniformly.  The basis for those stellar age determinations requires the assumption that there has not yet been a collapse.  'Localized collapses' rather than 'uniform collapse' explains away the conundrum.  (Consider also that the collapses needn't be solely in the three known physical dimensions.  Einstein would happily agree with that).

Back to your religious curiousity.  The 3 children of the Fatima miracle were witnessed running backwards and talking gibberish.  Considering that the virgin Mary supposedly told them (showed them?) the circumstances of the world's end, the gibberish might have been the children speaking backwards (as in a process in reverse).  Millions of people worldwide saw 2 Suns in the sky.  That is an astronomical and historical fact.  No explanations though.  If 2 times briefly overlapped, then it's easy to conceive that two positions of the Sun likewise were experienced simultaneously. 

Back to Russia: One of the things Mary told the Fatima children was of the importance of Russia returning to the church and how that was a harbinger of the end of this world and the return of Christ. 

Because you've expressed an interest in the Bible, you might take a gander at these essays.

Have a blessed day ;)

BeansMcGreens's picture

2 Thessalonians 2:11 NIV

For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie,


This is part of the scripture dealing with the anti-christ.  The delusion is seen daily especially in the US. Who can explain it, much less deny it?

Seek_Truth's picture

“The” Anti Christ is often poorly interpreted. The phrase only occurs 4 times in the Bible, and it is very clear contextually that is referring to a type of person, not one person:

2 John 1:7 - For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

1 John 2:18 - Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

1 John 2:22 - Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

1 John 4:3 - And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that [spirit] of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

Those who sloppily conflate the anti Christ with the beast, the man of lawlessness, the son of perdition (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12), etc- have no Biblical basis for doing so.

Plain and simple- The Anti Christ are all people who deny the Father and/or the Son, and/or deny that Christ came in the flesh.


BeansMcGreens's picture

You are correct about the usage of the word Anti-christ being found only in  First John. That said, anti-christ is a generic term used to describe the son of perdition, probably taken from Daniel and his describing of the future rise of Antichous, and an example of the rise of the son of perdition as described by John in Revelation, the man that not only denies Christ, but makes himself god.

One thing is certain, the son of perdition (one person) can not be Born Again, while the antichrist (the many people) of First John can if they only repent.

Now back to the origonal thought of this thread on the Synagogue of satan, can you explain the delusional mind set of this present generation? Just what is the motive of shear insanity for wanting war where nuclear weapons could come into play?

Seek_Truth's picture


anti-christ is a generic term used to describe the son of perdition, probably taken from Daniel …”


Now really think about that.  There is absolutely zero proof for that statement, which is why “probably” and its cousin, “generic” are inserted. There is no Biblical evidence to assume that there is ONE anti Christ (there are billions) and then conflate that with the son of perdition, who is surely ONE of the anti Christs.  Neither is there any proof that the Man of Perdition is ONE person- anyone familiar with interpreting prophecy would understand that figures such as Anti Christ, Man of Perdition, Beast out of the Sea, Beast out of the Land, Image of the Beast, Two Witnesses, Seven Congregations, Seas, Lamps, Images, etc- are representative, prophetic language to be fulfilled not by Single persons, but Attitudes, Governments, Populations, etc. This is as clear in Daniel and Revelation as in the Gospels.

“Now back to the origonal thought of this thread on the Synagogue of satan, can you explain the delusional mind set of this present generation? Just what is the motive of shear insanity for wanting war where nuclear weapons could come into play?”

In brief- all of these things have been foretold- see 2 Timothy 3:1-9; Matthew 24; Daniel 9-12; 2 Peter 3, Revelation, for example.

The insanity comes from Satan, and his Synagogue, and the desire for “wealth”- Mammon worship.

IF you had already read the Scriptures with the Holy spirit guiding you?

PS- " All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. - 2 Timothy 3:16,17


MeMongo's picture

"who wants to start wwIII"

My guess is NOT the Amish!

The list most likely reads much more like a bar mitzvah invite "{)

CheapBastard's picture

I'm anxiously waiting Jason Beeper's Tweet on the matters at hand.

sushi's picture

What concerns me is when we go to DEFCON 5 and entire nations start getting unfriended on FB.


StychoKiller's picture
Readiness condition Exercise term Description Readiness Color DEFCON 1 COCKED PISTOL Nuclear war is imminent Maximum readiness      White DEFCON 2 FAST PACE Next step to nuclear war Armed Forces ready to deploy and engage in less than 6 hours      Red DEFCON 3 ROUND HOUSE Increase in force readiness above that required for normal readiness Air Force ready to mobilize in 15 minutes      Yellow DEFCON 4 DOUBLE TAKE Increased intelligence watch and strengthened security measures Above normal readiness      Green DEFCON 5 FADE OUT Lowest state of readiness Normal readiness      Blue