The aviation of NATO member countries makes regular flights, imitating the delivery of missile strikes on Russian territory. This was announced by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu.
According to him, earlier, reconnaissance aircraft were mainly involved in the flights. But at present there are regular flights and approaches with imitation of missile strikes with a large number of aircraft, he noted on September 6 on the air of the Russia-24 TV channel.
As an example, the head of the military department cited the flight of American strategic bombers B52H over the Baltic. On August 31, Russian Su-27 fighters intercepted three American bombers.
A few days earlier, the Su-27 had climbed to intercept aircraft from Sweden, Denmark and Germany in the same region.