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Jet Vs Jet: Russia Posts Incredible Video 'shooing Away' NATO Fighter Trying To Shadow Its Defence Minister

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

Hack:

  • Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was returning to Moscow from Russian Baltic region of Kaliningrad - which is surrounded by Poland and Lithuania when the NATO warplane, a Spanish F-18 jet based in Lithuania, approached the official's plane
  • A video of the incident shown on foreign media sources showed a Russian jet sharply banking to the left in the direction of the NATO plane, forcing it to veer leftwards itself

In a dramatic sequence of events, a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet chased off a NATO warplane after it approached a Russian plane carrying the Defence Minister in the neutral waters at the Baltic Sea, according to foreign reports. 

Russian Sukhoi Su-27 chase off NATO warplane

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was returning to Moscow from Russian Baltic region of Kaliningrad - which is surrounded by Poland and Lithuania when the NATO warplane, a Spanish F-18 jet based in Lithuania, approached the official's plane prompting one of two Russian SU-27 fighter jets accompanying the Defence Minister see it off. 

A video of the incident shown on foreign media sources showed a Russian jet sharply banking to the left in the direction of the NATO plane, forcing it to veer leftwards itself.

Here's a video grab of the mid-air incident:

Defence Minister Shoigu had flown to Kaliningrad to attend a ceremony marking the start of construction of a new military academy.

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