Sohu: Russian planes over the Baltic Sea turned NATO aviation into a ” laughing stock»

The Chinese pointed out the unpleasant consequence of the incident in the sky

Russian aviation did not allow the planes of several NATO countries to approach their Tu-160 bombers during a flight over the Baltic Sea, exposing the actions of the Western alliance to “ridicule”, analysts of the Chinese publication Sohu write. The aircraft of the Russian Armed Forces flew in international airspace in compliance with all norms, they were accompanied by Su-35S and Su-27.

Photo: Gennady Cherkasov

However, NATO decided to carry out the interception. “Italy, Denmark and Sweden took their fighter jets into the air and tried to intercept the Russian bombers,” the article says. The F-16, Saab 39 and the famous F-35 fighters took to the air. But the pilots accompanying the bombers of other aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces drove off the NATO planes, not allowing them to approach.

Chinese experts add that Russian Tu-160 bombers, even without any escort, are a big problem for the West. They are equipped with powerful engines, and the aircraft can reach high speed, moving away from the F-35 fighters.

During the flight, no more incidents were allowed, and the Russian aircraft returned to their home base.


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