Russian Su-27 fighter jets participate in exercises in the Baltic Sea

Russian Su-27 fighter jets have participated in exercises to repel a mock airstrike on the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, Interfax news agency reported Saturday, citing the Baltic Sea fleet.

The exercises took place two days after Finland announced plans to join NATO, and Sweden is likely to follow – steps that would bring about the expansion of the Western military alliance that Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted to prevent.

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The press service of the Russian Baltic Fleet said Su-27 fighter jets “destroyed” the simulated opponent’s planes during the exercises, Interfax reported.

According to the report, more than 10 crews of the Su-27 of the Baltic Sea Fleet were involved in the exercises.

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