NATO warplanes escort Russian defence minister’s plane and fighter escort over Baltic

Footage has appeared on the Russian government funded news channel RT of NATO jets intercepting and escorting the Russian defence minister’s aircraft as it flew over the Baltic. The aircraft were Eurofighter Typhoons and it is likely that these are the Spanish air force examples currently based in Lithuania carrying out NATO’s Baltic air policing mission on behalf of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The defence minister’s aircraft was itself escorted Sukhoi Su-27 “Flankers”.

RT news repeated Russian claims that there was a “build up” of NATO forces in eastern Europe implying that this was a direct threat to Russian security.

 

Advertisements

9 responses to “NATO warplanes escort Russian defence minister’s plane and fighter escort over Baltic

  1. Pingback: Typhoons and HMS Iron Duke to deploy to the Baltic | Defence of the Realm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s