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Video: Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet

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A NATO F-16 fighter jet has tried to approach the Russian defense minister’s plane above the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. The plane was warded off by a Russian Su-27 escorting the minister’s aircraft, according to journalists who were on board.

Russian plane was en route to the city of Kaliningrad, a western Russian exclave between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea, where Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu is scheduled to discuss security issues with defense officials on Wednesday.

While one NATO aircraft tried to approach the Russian airplane, a Russian Su-27 fighter jet got in its way and tilted its wings, apparently showing its arms, according to RIA Novosti and TASS journalists who were on board. The F-16 then flew away.

 

https://www.rt.com/news/393327-russia-defence-ministry-plane-nato/

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A plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter jet as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but was seen off by a Russian Sukhoi-27 military jet, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday.

The F-16 had tried to approach the aircraft carrying the defence minister even though it was flying over neutral waters, agencies said. Shoigu was reported to be en route to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad for a meeting to discuss how well Russia's western flank was defended.

One of the Russian fighter jets escorting Shoigu's plane had inserted itself between the defence minister's plane and the NATO fighter and tilted its wings from side to side to show the weapons it was carrying, Russian agencies said.

After that, agencies said the F-16 left the area.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-defence-ministers-plane-buzzed-over-baltic-nato-092104825--business.html

You would think they were up to something!

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2 hours ago, Ukshep said:

A plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter jet as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but was seen off by a Russian Sukhoi-27 military jet, Russian news agencies reported on Wednesday.

The F-16 had tried to approach the aircraft carrying the defence minister even though it was flying over neutral waters, agencies said. Shoigu was reported to be en route to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad for a meeting to discuss how well Russia's western flank was defended.

One of the Russian fighter jets escorting Shoigu's plane had inserted itself between the defence minister's plane and the NATO fighter and tilted its wings from side to side to show the weapons it was carrying, Russian agencies said.

After that, agencies said the F-16 left the area.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russian-defence-ministers-plane-buzzed-over-baltic-nato-092104825--business.html

You would think they were up to something!

YES, they sent a message! now we will see how Putin sends the message back!!

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4 hours ago, apache54 said:

YES, they sent a message! now we will see how Putin sends the message back!!

I think we just saw the message in the video when the Sukhoi tipped his wings. 

At the moment, I don't expect much from either side. But I could be wrong. The matter of where, when, and how the next message is sent, though...

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The secret report to the HASC from the USAF regarding renewed production of the F-22 just got delivered. Wish I was a fly on the wall to see what the USAF recommends. (fingers crossed for that line to fire up again!)

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24 minutes ago, COBO Member said:

I think we just saw the message in the video when the Sukhoi tipped his wings. 

At the moment, I don't expect much from either side. But I could be wrong. The matter of where, when, and how the next message is sent, though...

Exactly, that is what i meant, there will be a next message and that is what has  me concerned!!

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