Friday, June 09, 2017

Russia Intercepts US Aircraft Over Baltic During NATO Military Exercises

Russia conducted a safe and routine intercept of a US aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Friday, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis revealed on Friday.

"There was a routine and safe intercept that occurred during that [BALTOPS exercise]. This was not one we believe falls into the category of unsafe," Davis said.

On June 6 Russia's Defense Ministry reported the Air Force scrambled a Su-27 fighter over the Baltics to to intercept and escort a US B-52 strategic bomber that approached its borders.

Russian Sukhoi Su27 warplane in action

On June 1, NATO naval exercises, dubbed Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the largest evr held by the western powers in the region, kicked off in the Polish northern port city of Szczecin. Twelve NATO states, including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as two non-alliance countries namely Finland and Sweden, participate in the drills.

BALTOPS will last up to June 16 and will be concluded in the German port city of Kiel.


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