Shoigu plane defended from NATO fighter

On August 13, 2019, it became known that the F-18 fighter of one of the countries of the “peace-loving” NATO bloc tried to escort an airliner transporting Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu while he was above the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. The head of the Ministry of Defense was returning to Moscow from Kaliningrad, accompanied by an escort from two Su-27 fighters of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation.

It should be noted that Shoigu was in Kaliningrad on a working trip. There, the head of the military department was present at one of the stages of the "Marine Landing" competition of the Army International Games and laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Nakhimov School.

During the return flight, the mentioned NATO fighter tried to approach the board in which Shoigu was. However, the nearby Su-27, elegantly but toughly, pushed aside the uninvited guest, preventing him from approaching a dangerous distance to the important side. A video has already appeared on the web about this.

It must be recalled that this is not the first time that NATO aircraft try to accompany the airliner on which Shoigu is traveling. For example, two years ago, in June 2017, the same case was recorded over the Baltic. But then, as now, the unceremonious “partner” drove off the reliable Su-27 from the ministerial board.

By the way, in the last few years, foreign UAVs and reconnaissance aircraft began to appear much more often at the borders of Russia. And this, despite Moscow’s repeated calls for an end to the senseless and dangerous escalation of tension.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 13 August 2019 19: 29
    The United States would not even try in such a situation - they would immediately bring down our plane! For provocation must be punished.
    1. Joe Cook Offline Joe Cook
      Joe Cook (Joe Cook) 14 August 2019 07: 09
      Why is this a fright? Neutral zone. There was no attack. Ours also intercept. Simple practice. Shoot with strange hands and unleash wars, these are not computer toys.
  2. Panting Offline Panting
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 13 August 2019 20: 35
    The escort fighters do not have enough missiles, which is probably why the "peace-loving" NATO members are insolent. It is BEAT, and not being, that determines consciousness. Partners fear lost.
  3. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 13 August 2019 20: 54
    And why are the escort cars without "blue buckets" - this is the "manech" of all more or less significant bureaucrats ...
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 14 August 2019 08: 54
    The pilots tried to express their worship of Shoigu, to take an autograph, a selfie.
    And they, the poor, were not allowed to ....
  5. Port Offline Port
    Port 14 August 2019 10: 21
    Passenger sides need to fly, then they don’t know who is flying. From such a distance, at which they let him in, it is difficult to miss.