Britain says fighters intercept Russian aircraft approaching Baltic states

by Reuters  |  published on May 13, 2016

British Typhoon fighter jets have intercepted three Russian military transport aircraft approaching the Baltic States, the defense ministry said on Thursday.

The British fighters, scrambled from the Amari air base in Estonia, intercepted the Russian aircraft, which were not transmitting a recognized identification code and were unresponsive, the ministry said.

“We were able to instantly respond to this act of Russian aggression – demonstration of our commitment to NATO’s collective defense,” Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said in a statement.

  • PC Bob

    Just a quick geography lesson:

    Latvia is a democratic, parliamentary republic located in Baltic region neighboring with Russia with population of 2.1 million.

    Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic divided into 15 counties which has over 1,500 islands.

    Lithuania is a Parliamentary democracy on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea and it is the largest of the Baltic countries.

    These are NOT a part of Russia! In fact, there is a huge concern that Russia intends to attack these countries and ‘ANNEX’ them! THIS is what the British were concerned about!

    • CharlieSeattle

      Russian planes flying over Russia “approaching Baltic states” means they were over Russia …………………you MoRoN!

  • CharlieSeattle

    To Funny……………………approaching Baltic states

  • CharlieSeattle

    HahahaahahahahaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA…approaching Baltic states

  • CharlieSeattle

    Lol……………..approaching Baltic states

  • CharlieSeattle

    Uhh, …”Russian military transport aircraft approaching the Baltic States” means they were over Russian territory.

    Lol, American military transport aircraft approaching Canada” means they were over US territory.

    Lol, American military transport aircraft approaching Mexico” means they were over US territory.

    ……..Russian planes flying over Russia is sooooo threatening!!!

    • PC Bob

      No, they were NOT over Russian territory! A quick google search of ‘baltic states’ will tell you that!

      • CharlieSeattle

        MoRoN, comprehend what you pretended to read!

        Russian planes, flying over Russia “approaching Baltic states” means they were over Russia …………………you MoRoN!

      • CharlieSeattle

        Lol, “approaching” does not mean OVER ……..you MoRoN!

  • Robert McFate

    With no identity transponder it should have been shot down as it might have been planning a terrorist attack!

    • CharlieSeattle

      …Shot down over Russian territory? Read the article again.

  • The Redhawk

    So the bRITS show mORE GOnads that Bhozo who allows the Russian Jets to Do FLY BYES on our Navy and DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT….Way to go PU$$Y POTUS!!!

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Here we go yet again, more political bull manure.
    “We were able to instantly respond to this act of Russian aggression – demonstration of our commitment to NATO’s collective defense,” Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said in a statement.
    We get these things from Russia and China. So what is really going, how about these are deliberate slaps to Obama’s face. Oh you can’t say that, it was Britain not the U S, want to bet on that?
    A few weeks back Trump comes along speaks about NATO in a very non flattering way, essentially calls NATO out. So what happens, Britain responds, see, see, we responded to Russian aggression, full filling our NATO role.
    Is this a double slap to Obama’s face, sure it is. It took Trump to embarrass NATO, as this do nothing P O S in the White House, or rather the Rain Bow House, sits back apologizing for the U S standing up for itself.
    The other thing about this whole “interception” thing is, that the pilots Russian, and British, most likely waived at each other. Hostilities B S, Putin is playing, and winning the feud that he is having with Obama.

    • CharlieSeattle

      …So what happens, Britain responds, see, see, we responded to Russian aggression?

      Uhh, …”Russian military transport aircraft approaching the Baltic States” means they were over Russian territory.

      • used_to_be_a_liberal

        correct, like I said more political B S

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