A pair of Russian SU34 military jets take part in an exhibition flight on July 18, 2017 at the annual air show MAKS 2017 in Zhukovsky, some 40 km outside Moscow. (File photo: AFP)
Maritime Executive: Russian Jets Make “Unsafe” Low-Altitude Pass Over NATO Task Force
NATO’s Allied Maritime Command has accused Russian air forces of making an “unsafe, unprofessional” low-altitude overflight past NATO warships in the Baltic Sea.
On Thursday morning, the warships of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 were carrying out an exercise in the Baltic Sea.
Two Russian fighters approached at an altitude of 300 feet and overflew the force at a distance of just 80 yards, according to the command. They refused to respond to communications, NATO said.
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Update #1: Russian jets conduct ‘unsafe’ Baltic ship overflight: NATO (AFP)
Update #2: NATO: Russian planes led ‘unsafe’ Baltic vessel overflight (MENAFN)
WNU Editor: There was a time when this would be a top news story. I only learned about it today (this incident happened 4 days ago), and with the exception of AFP there was no coverage from the major news wire services.