Nato fighter jets were scrambled to escort a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu while the aircraft was flying along the Baltic coast. A distance of at least 2 km was maintained between the aircraft as they were cruising in neutral airspace.
According to press correspondents of Russian news outlets Ria Novosti, Tass and Interfax, who were on the same plane with the defence minister, several Su-27 fighter jets were already accompanying Shoigu’s airliner. Nato’s jets were identified as Eurofighter Typhoons.
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