NATO fighter jet committed an unprecedented deliberate provocation when it…

Summary

NATO fighter jet committed an unprecedented deliberate provocation when it approached a plane in which Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu traveled over the Baltic Sea.

Disproof

NATO had tracked three Russian aircraft over the Baltic Sea, including two fighter jets which it said did not respond to air traffic control or requests to identify themselves. "As is standard practice whenever unknown aircraft approach NATO air space, NATO and national air forces took to the sky to monitor these flights," a NATO official said."When NATO aircraft intercept a plane they identify it visually, maintaining a safe distance at all times. Once complete, NATO jets break away," the official said. The alliance said it had no information about who was on board the planes. reut.rs/2rYIt2b,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 74
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/06/2017
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Russia, Baltic states
  • Keywords: Provocation, Sergey Shoigu, NATO
  • Outlet: www.novarepublika.cz
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