Russian Su-27 fighter jets take part in exercises in the Baltic Sea

Russian Su-27 fighter jets have taken part in drills to repel a mock airstrike on the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, the Interfax news agency reported on Saturday, citing the Baltic Sea Fleet.

The drills came two days after Finland announced plans to apply to join NATO, with Sweden likely to follow, moves that would spark the expansion of the Western military alliance that Russian President Vladimir Putin has said to be avoided.

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The press service of the Russian Baltic Sea Fleet said Su-27 fighter jets “destroyed” the simulated adversary’s aircraft during the drills, Interfax reported.

According to the report, more than 10 Su-27 crews from the Baltic Sea fleet took part in the exercises.

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