Saturday, 24 August, 2019

Russian fighters drive North Atlantic Treaty Organisation warplane away from defense chief's plane

A screenshot showing the armed Su-27 turning into the armed EF-18 A screenshot showing the armed Su-27 turning into the armed EF-18
Patty Aguilar | 14 August, 2019, 10:29

In this video grab taken from a footage on August 13, 2019, and distributed by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, a view of Russian air force's Su-27 fighter jet, seen from the window of a passenger plane carrying Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu over the Baltic Sea. The Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was on his way back from a working trip to Kaliningrad exclave, where he visited the Sea International Landing Army International Games contest at the Khmelevka training ground. A TASS reporter was reportedly on board the plane carrying Shoygu. It did not specify Shoigu's aircraft type.

"NATO has no information as to who was on board", the latter added.

Planes from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation air police mission in the Baltic approached to identify an airplane that was flying close to the alliance's airspace, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation explained.

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However, the Spanish Air Force has not yet independently spoken on the issue although its fighters take part in NATO's Baltic Air Policing missions.

Shoigu was travelling to the western Russian region of Kaliningrad, where he participated in the ceremony to lay the first stone for the construction there of a branch of the Nakhimovsky Naval Military School.

Such incidents have added tension to Russia's relationship with the West, which has been severely strained by Moscow's takeover of Crimea, its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, and its alleged meddling in the USA election in 2016. Then please consider donating today to ensure that Eurasia Review can continue to be able to provide similar content.

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