Today: Saturday, 25 March 2023 year

The British Air Force said it had escorted Russian planes near Estonia.

The British Air Force said it had escorted Russian planes near Estonia.

The British Royal Air Force claims that on March 17, together with a German Air Force fighter, they escorted Russian aircraft near Estonian airspace.

“As part of ongoing air patrols in the region, a pair of NATO fighter jets were launched on March 17 to intercept a Russian military passenger Tupolev Tu-134… which was escorted by two Su-27 fighters and an An-12 military transport. The Russian formations were intercepted while they were flying close to Estonian airspace,” the British Air Force website said in a statement.


According to the RAF, British and German forces are carrying out joint NATO air patrols in the region, they call escort normal operations. The statement said they installed the Russian planes and escorted them while they were near the airspace of a NATO country.

It is noted that this is the second contact of British and German aircraft with Russian aircraft in a week.