The Russian defense Ministry refuted claims the media about the alleged threat approaching the Russian su-27 to the us of the spy plane RC-135 in the skies over the Baltic sea, reports RIA Novosti.
“Information to foreign media about the alleged threat approaching on April 14, a Russian su-27 aircraft to the U.S. the spy plane RC-135 in the skies over the Baltic sea do not correspond to reality,” — said the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.
According to him, on April 14, the forces on duty of air defense over the Baltic sea discovered an unknown aerial target, which with great speed heading towards the Russian state border. “For identification purposes from composition of active-duty forces aviation of the Baltic fleet was raised one su-27 fighter, which, having made its flyby, identified the object as a reconnaissance aircraft RC-135U United States air force,” — said Konashenkov.
He said that after visual contact with the su-27 reconnaissance aircraft RC-135U changed course in the opposite direction from the Russian border side. The Representative Of The Ministry Of Defense. noted that the flight of Russian su-27 over the Baltic sea was conducted in strict accordance with international rules, no emergencies, was not.
In the night of Sunday the representative of the European command of the Armed forces of the United States Danny Hernandez stated that the reconnaissance aircraft of the air forces of the U.S. RC-135 was intercepted by a Russian su-27. According to him, the incident occurred on Thursday, April 14. Russian plane in “an aggressive manner” flew within about 15 meters from the wing of the American plane, said Hernandez. According to him, it is about the intercept “unsafe and unprofessional manner.”