The National Defense Control Center (TSUNO) of Russia reports that today a Su-27 fighter was raised to intercept another NATO military aircraft over the Baltic Sea.
Recall that just the other day, the Pentagon again accused the Russian pilots of "unprofessionalism and dangerous actions" when the Su-27 approached the American strategic bomber B-52H. The Russian Defense Ministry denied the accusations of the American side.
Today the Su-27 fighter climbed to intercept the P-3C Orion aircraft belonging to Germany. This is a patrol aircraft, one of eight similar aircraft in service with the FRG.
The Russian military department reports that the Su-27 crew identified the German Orion patrol aircraft, and after the appearance of the Russian fighter, the German aircraft made a turn away from the Russian borders. Having completed the assigned task, the Su-27 returned to the home airfield.
Initially, the P-3C Orion was detected by ground control facilities, after which the Su-27 was raised into the air for aerial identification and interception.
The Russian Ministry of Defense notes that the German patrol aircraft was not allowed to violate the air borders of our country.