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Footage Captures NATO Intercept Attempt Of Plane Carrying Russian Defense Minister
08-13-2019, 06:54 PM,
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Footage Captures NATO Intercept Attempt Of Plane Carrying Russian Defense Minister
Footage Captures NATO Intercept Attempt Of Plane Carrying Russian Defense Minister

<p>Russia's Defense Ministry has published dramatic video Tuesday showing another close encounter between its military planes and NATO jets over the Baltic Sea, but this time it involved a dangerous intercept as <strong>the NATO aircraft came just off the wing of a large passenger plane carrying Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu</strong>.</p>

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<p>A TASS news agency correspondent aboard Defense Minister Shoigu's plane captured the moment when a pair of Russian Su-27 escorts drove off the NATO F-18 aircraft in what is <strong>the most serious incident in the neutral skies over the Baltic to date</strong>. </p>

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<p dir="ltr" lang="en" xml:lang="en" xml:lang="en">A Russian Su-27 jet propels an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet away from the aircraft of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in the sky over the Baltic Sea.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Russia?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Russia</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USA?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#USA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Baltic?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Baltic</a> <a href="https://t.co/uUeTebiYDd">pic.twitter.com/uUeTebiYDd</a></p>
— Ali Özkök (@Ozkok_A) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ozkok_A/status/1161288495442382848?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 13, 2019</a></blockquote>
<script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p>TASS describes the incident <a href="https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/6759086?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=smm_social_share">as follows</a> (based on rush translation):</p>

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<p>The plane carrying Shoigu was accompanied by an escort of two fighter aircraft of the Baltic Fleet Su-27 as it went from Kaliningrad to Moscow.</p>

<p style="margin:0px 0px 20px; text-alignConfusedtart; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px">Above the neutral waters of the Baltic, <strong>the NATO F-18 aircraft tried to approach the defense minister's plane, but the Russian pilots pushed the fighter out, not allowing it to come close to the liner</strong>.</p>
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<p style="margin:0px 0px 20px; text-alignConfusedtart; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px">One of the Russian Su-27's can be seen banking hard into the NATO F-18, after which the F-18 continues its path away from the defense minister's plane.</p>

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<p style="margin:0px 0px 20px; text-alignConfusedtart; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px">Given the close-call incident involved Russia's top military official, Moscow is likely to lodge a formal complaint with NATO command in Brussels. </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/zerohedge/feed/~4/4rpKwIoL_ho" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>


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