NATO fighters approached the Russian plane, which flew to Kaliningrad, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, belonged to the Polish air force. They were on duty within the NATO mission in the Baltic States and was raised in the air on alert after the discovery of three goals owned by the Russian Federation.
Rapprochement with the Russian plane over the Baltic sea, which was the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, made a Polish pilot F-16 fighter jets of NATO. It was officially stated on its website Operational command of the armed forces of Poland.
The report said that on-duty F-16 intercepted three targets belonging to Russia with the Tu-154 and two su-27 aircraft armed with rockets “air-air”.
“The interception is made in accordance with the procedures of NATO”, – stated in the message.
Earlier it was reported that NATO F-16, which is closer to the plane of Sergey Shoigu, was driven away of the su-27 escort, when he was shaking wings, showed their weapons. While on the way back from Kaliningrad aircraft of the Russian defense Minister was again accompanied by NATO fighters, but this time they were followed at a sufficient distance not to attempt a rapprochement.
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