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Tit for Tat: Sweden retaliates with accusations of air space violations after Russian fighter intercepts Swedish spy plane

Summary of Disinformation

The Russian Ministry of Defence published a video, demonstrating how a Russian fighter jet intercepts a Swedish spy plane over the Baltic Sea near Kaliningrad. Sweden has answered with accusing, without evidence, Russian military aircraft, of violating its airspace.


Sputnik Estonia, www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3108300
Disproof

Incorrect timeline. Sputnik Estonia and other Russian state media outlets describe the Swedish accusations as a retaliation to the Russian video, published January 24. The Swedish Armed Forces published their report (in Swedish) on Russian air space violations the day before, January 23.

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Reported in: Issue 134
Date: 24.01.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Russia, Estonia, Sweden
Keywords: Military
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Estonia
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