The panic subsided, the passion subsided. Everyone went about their business, and the planes began to disperse from Pulkovo.
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This was seen in the sky over St. Petersburg, and indeed throughout the Leningrad region.
Since dawn, very shocking news had been going around the city: the radars of our air defense forces (Air Defense) detected an “unidentified flying object”. He circled allegedly in the area of the Pulkovo airport.
As expected in such cases, the “Carpet” plan was immediately put into action – it is announced if someone or something illegally enters our airspace. An urgent order was given to all civil services: stop servicing flights at the airport, turn planes that should land in the northern capital (and there are a lot of them!) at home or alternate airfields, and stop the they have not yet taken off on the ground.
The message about an “unidentified object” in the sky of the Leningrad region began to grow in detail: the air defense army command, in whose area of responsibility an air scout was found, raised fighters on duty – Su -35 and MiG-31. The UFO has been identified as a “large drone”. He (according to media reports) was found about 200 km from the city.
High-level military analysts hastened to reassure fellow citizens who demanded “to shoot down the adversary immediately!”: “Not everything is so simple. There is a chance that a foreign and purely peaceful drone has been lost, and if we cut it, you will not get into trouble! That’s why we have to figure it out first.”
At the same time, other experts, in all seriousness, began to build their versions: “Most likely, this is a drone from the territory of Estonia, which flew over the Gulf of Finland to St. Petersburg. After all, the nearest NATO airbase “Tapa” is only 230 kilometers from the city.
But when not only the residents of St. Petersburg, but all of Russia awaited the outcome with a shudder, the native Ministry of Defense besieged everyone: “The military conducted air defense training in the western zone of responsibility together with civilians. authorities.
As part of the exercises, the problems of detection, interception and identification of the “target” were worked on. In the practical part of the training, fighters of the service air defense forces of the Western Military District took part, who carried out sorties to solve the problems of interception and identification of the conditional target of the intruder.
The panic subsided, the passion subsided. Everyone went about their business, and the planes began to disperse from Pulkovo. The sky opened around noon on Tuesday immediately after the cancellation of the “Carpet” plan.