Ukrainian military has been allowed to shoot down enemy planes
The Minister of Defense was given the right to open fire on aircraft that illegally crossed the air border with Ukraine or intended to commit a terrorist act.
The announcement of the permission of the Ministry of Defense to open fire on aircraft that violated the state border was made by the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Government's decision grants the Minister of Defense and the Chief of Staff, as well as those who perform their duties, orders, at their discretion, the implementation of a warning fire, as well as sighting of aircraft that illegally crossed the air border with Ukraine.
Recently, Ukraine's air border near the Black Sea was crossed by a reconnaissance aircraft from Russia. Before illegally violating Ukraine's air security, a reconnaissance aircraft flew along the entire Russian-Ukrainian border.
In November 2016, the Turkish Ministry of Defense decided to open a fire on a Russian aircraft that illegally made a move over Turkey for 5 minutes. After being warned by a Russian aircraft to leave Turkish space, the plane was shot down.