Russian MoD: NATO F-18 fighter jet tried to approach Russian Defence Minister's aircraft over Baltic Sea  - [color=red]VIDEO[/color]
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  • 18:45 13 August 2019

Russian MoD: NATO F-18 fighter jet tried to approach Russian Defence Minister's aircraft over Baltic Sea - VIDEO

A NATO F-18 Hornet multirole fighter approached Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's plane as it was flying over neutral waters in the Baltic Sea, but was warded off by a Russian Su-27 fighter, the Russian Defence Ministry has said, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

Shoigu was reportedly flying on route to Moscow from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, which is surrounded from the south, east and northeast by NATO members Poland and Lithuania.

Amateur footage taken from inside the defence minister's plane showed the F-18 flying alongside the aircraft, before being chased away by the approaching Su-27.

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