Su-27 drives North Atlantic Treaty Organisation F-16 away from Russian Defense minister's plane

Su-27 drives North Atlantic Treaty Organisation F-16 away from Russian Defense minister's plane

A North Atlantic Treaty Organisation fighter jet came close to Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's plane over the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, Russia's state news agency TASS reported.

"Given the increase in the number of air incidents related to the rapprochement of Russian and American planes, including the last incident of [the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation F-16 approaching] the plane of [Russian Defense Minister] Shoigu, sends an unfriendly signal to the Russian leadership", Rozhin believes.

Then, 10 minutes later, a second US RC-135 entered the zone and was also intercepted by the Russian Su-27 jet, the ministry said.

A Russian fighter jet and a US reconnaissance plane flew dangerously close to one another over the Baltic Sea this week.

After the response from the Russian jet, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation F-16 reportedly retreated.

Russian jet fighter buzzed an American reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea Monday, coming within yards of the American plane, USA defense officials said.

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In April 2016, the pattern included Russian Su-24s zipping no more than a few hundred feet by the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, "dangerously close" to the ship, US officials said. "All our pilots behave in a safe and responsible way", the official said.

The incident on Monday occurred as a United States reconnaissance jet flew only 25 miles from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

Russia disputed claims that its aircraft was at fault during the encounter and said it intercepted two U.S. reconnaissance aircraft as they "approached the Russian state border".

The Russian jet intercepted the RC-135 spy plane on June 19 as it flew in worldwide airspace, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.

The pilot of the American aircraft determined that the Russian aircraft's actions were "unsafe" because of its "high rate of closure speed and poor control of the aircraft".

"Perhaps, the upcoming exercises of the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in the Baltic will be accompanied by a large number of Russian reconnaissance aircraft", Rozhin suggested. The Pentagon and Russian Federation both said that interaction was carried out in a safe and professional manner.

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Upon landing in Kaliningrad, Shoigu accused the West of endangering global security, and noted the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military buildup in the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and also Poland.

The heightening of tensions comes after Russian Federation previously warned that U.S. jets flying in Syrian airspace would be treated as targets.

The RIA news agency reported that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation aircraft had also tracked Shoigu's plane when he returned after his meeting later on Wednesday, albeit at a greater distance.

Once alongside, the Russian jet was "provocative" in its flight maneuvers and flying "erratically", Fox news quoted another official.

"As the aircraft did not identify themselves or respond to air traffic control, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation fighter jets scrambled to identify them, according to standard procedure", the statement said.

A U.S. RC-135 electronic intelligence collection aircraft takes off on a mission from the U.S. Air Force base in Kadena on the Japanese island of Okinawa on February 27, 2003.

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