Two Russian planes flew over NATO ships in the Baltic Sea this week
An incident occurred on Tuesday morning: two Russian warplanes flew over NATO ships sailing in the Baltic Sea on a routine mission.
Until the two planes approached “300 feet (91 m) high and 80 yards (73 m) across” Their pilots were not responding to communications, the Atlantic Alliance’s naval command said.
“NATO considers this intervention unsafe and unprofessional because it was conducted in a known danger zone, which was activated for air defense training, and because of the altitude and proximity of the aircraft”According to a press release. “Interference increased the risk of miscalculations, errors, and accidents. »
NATO forces have, the statement said “Acted Responsibly” To this event, according to maritime regulations.
“NATO will respond appropriately to any interference [son] Legal activity in the area that endangers the safety of our aircraft, ships or their crews. NATO is not seeking confrontation, nor is it threatening.He continued.
NATO has increased its naval presence in the Baltic and North Seas after September explosions on Russia-Europe gas pipelines, which a Swedish investigation on Friday said were blamed on acts of sabotage.
Efforts were made to increase cooperation with Finland and Sweden, which are set to join NATO’s Baltic Sea Force alliance, which includes Dutch, Norwegian and Danish ships. The decision by the two Nordic neighbors to abandon their long-standing non-alignment policy and join NATO has angered the Kremlin.