The official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov

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MOSCOW, June 8. /TASS/. The defense Ministry called “the Odessa humour” reports of the interception of the ship, Russian Ukrainian An-26 and suggested that next time the public will appreciate reports of successful “interception” of Russian aircraft-fighters fishing net Ukrainian Seiners”. On Friday, said the official representative of Department major General Igor Konashenkov, commenting on relevant publications of the Ukrainian media.

“Grotesque news Odessa Newspapers about successful “interception” of the Ukrainian transport aircraft An-26 Russian warships in the Black sea says, first of all, that inexhaustible humor Odessites alive, no matter what . However, we cannot exclude that this anecdote, in fact, planned an “exclusive leak” illiterate propagandists of the southern operational command, AFU [Armed forces of Ukraine],” he said.

“Probably, as the subsequent assimilation of the “NATO standards” we should expect of reports of successful “interception” of Russian aircraft-fighters fishing nets Seiners Ukrainian”, – the General added.

Earlier, several media outlets reported that the Ukrainian military transport aircraft An-26 intercepted a small missile ships of the Russian Navy in the Black sea near the island “snake”, after a Russian warship went to sea.