Russian Su-27 intercepts U.S. and Swedish recon planes over Baltic

Russian MoD shares COCKPIT VIDEO of Su-27 ‘escorting’ US & Swedish spy planes

Russian MoD shares COCKPIT VIDEO of Su-27 ‘escorting’ US & Swedish spy planes

Russian Su-27 fighter was scrambled to intercept two reconnaissance aircraft of the US Armed Forces and the Swedish Armed Forces that approached the Russian border over the waters of the Baltic Sea, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

Russia intercepted jets from the U.S. and Swedish air forces over the Baltic Sea on Monday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced, the latest in a series of encounters between the USA and Russian militaries at a time of heightened tensions between the two countries.

The Russian defence ministry stated: 'In order to intercept the targets, a Su-27 fighter of Russian Baltic Fleet's Air Defence on-duty forces took off. The Su-27 flew at a safe distance from both aircraft, "escorting" them and preventing any violations of Russian airspace, the military said.

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"The flight of the Russian Su-27 fighter jet was carried out strictly in accordance with worldwide rules for the use of airspace", stressed in Ministry of Defence.

The Kremlin has shared footage of a Russian Su-27 fighter jet appearing to intercept U.S. and Swedish aircraft over the Baltic Sea.

The Baltops-2019 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation naval drills are held on June 9-21 in the southern part of the Baltic Sea.

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