Photo: Ministry of defense / RIA Novosti
NATO fighter F-18, which tried to approach the plane of Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu over the Baltic sea, belongs to the air force of Spain. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to the Spanish media.
According to them, the defense Ministry published footage you can notice the plane resembling the F/A-18 Hornet. It belongs to Spain but is based in the Lithuanian Saulaie may to 31 August. These aircraft are part of the air police of NATO, and their mission is to protect the airspace of the Baltic countries.
Earlier, NATO explained that the Russian plane was flying close to NATO, so it had sent fighters from structure of the Baltic air patrol missions of the organization. The Alliance didn’t know about who was on Board the Russian aircraft.
13 August it became known that the NATO fighter F-18 tried to approach the plane, which flew Shoigu. The Russian side was accompanied by two su-27 naval aviation of the Baltic fleet. Ousting a foreign fighter was caught on video.
Video, photo All from Russia.