ABSTRACT: According to Russian media reports on the 13th, a NATO F-18 fighter plane attempted to approach the Russian Defense Ministers special plane on the same day and was driven away by two Soviet-27 fighter planes carrying out escort missions by Russia.
On the 13th, a NATO F-18 fighter plane tried to approach the Russian Defense Ministers special plane. (Source: Russia Today)
Overseas Network, August 14, according to Russian media reports, on 13 local time, a NATO F18 fighter plane tried to approach the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigus special plane over the Baltic Sea neutral waters, and was driven away by two Soviet-27 fighters on a Russian escort mission.
Today, Russia quoted the Russian Ministry of Defense television channel ZvezdaTV as saying that Shaugu returned by special plane and was escorted by two Soviet-27 aircraft after attending the founding ceremony of a Naval School in Kaliningrad, the Russian enclave, and watching the international military landing events.
Video footage released by the Russian Ministry of Defense shows that during the flight, a NATO F-18 fighter plane tried to approach the special plane of Shaoyigu, and two Su-27 immediately pursued it. Then the NATO fighter plane turned left and rose rapidly away from the Su-27.
Later that day, NATO confirmed in a statement that a coalition fighter plane was trying to intercept a Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea, saying the interception was aimed at identifying the aircraft, which was not clear who was carrying it.
This is not the first time NATO fighters have approached Shaigu over the Baltic Sea. Similar incidents occurred in June 2017, when a NATO F-16 fighter plane attempted to approach Shaugou and was later driven away by a convoy Su-27.
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Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Li Zaixing_NBJS9026