Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia's Aerospace Forces are going to start patrolling the airspace over the Black Sea.
According to him, the military aircraft involved in this mission will be equipped with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles.
"Per my instructions, the Russian Aerospace Forces will begin patrolling the neutral zone of the airspace over the Black Sea on a regular basis. And our MiG-31 aircraft are armed with Kinzhal systems," Putin said during a press conference in Beijing today.
The Russian president also pointed out that this move is not a threat to anyone.
The Mach 12 Kinzhal can reach the US carriers off the coast of Israel. The Kinzhal digs a hole 98 feet deep where its target used to be. It can sink an aircraft carrier. Iran also has Kinzhal missiles.