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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The defense Ministry has commented on the interception of Russian aircraft by NATO fighters

The defense Ministry commented on the message of NATO on what to intercept three Russian aircraft over the Baltic sea were sent two fighters of the Alliance. Earlier it became known that the NATO aircraft violated the border of Finland.

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The Russian defense Ministry in its press release announced that the flight of a group of Russian aircraft comprising two MiG-31 fighters and military transport aircraft An-26 “was carried out in strict accordance with international rules of using airspace.”

The Russian defense Ministry stressed that our planes the borders of other States is not violated. “It was a planned training flight over neutral waters of the Baltic sea”, – stated in the message.

One F-18 fighter jet, NATO has approached Russian aircraft and followed them for a minute and then withdrew to the border of one of the Baltic States.

Earlier, the acting NATO spokesman Dylan white reported that from a base in Estonia to intercept Russian aircraft flew two Spanish F-18 fighter jet. In addition, his fighter was lifted in the air and Finland, which is not a NATO member.

While passing the interception of the Finnish aircraft Spanish aircraft accidentally entered the airspace of Finland. NATO had to reach Helsinki and explain about it.


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