According to British newspaper the Telegraph, Typhoon fighters were raised into the sky after reports that Russian aircraft entered the international airspace East and North of the border with Estonia. The publication says that it was about four su-27, as well as reconnaissance Il-20.
The British military claimed that Russian pilots didn’t get in touch with dispatch services, as well as not passed identification code. There is no evidence that the aircraft violated the airspace of Estonia.
Five days ago, the British fighters were up in the air also on the border with Estonia. Then the Ministry of defence of the United Kingdom reported the presence in international airspace by Russian military transport aircraft, which also did not respond to queries by radio.
The Royal air force planes were deployed in Estonia on the basis of Amari in the end of April in the framework of police mission of NATO in the Baltic States. In addition to these airspace guarded by Portuguese planes based at the air base in Lithuania.
The activity of NATO in the Baltic sea has repeatedly drawn criticism from Moscow. So, the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Franz Klintsevich noted that the accumulation of troops of NATO in the Baltic sea does not guarantee the security of the Baltic countries” and “only creates additional risks”.
Messages about incidents in the skies over the Baltic appeared with the beginning of the year repeatedly. In particular, April 29, the U.S. military said that a Russian su-27 made a dangerous maneuver near the reconnaissance aircraft of the U.S. air force. Earlier, on 14 April, became aware of the interception of the su-27 U.S. spy plane RC-135.
The defense Ministry has repeatedly stressed that the actions of the Russian military pilots comply with international rules.