A Spanish F-18 fighter and a Russian Su-27 were involved in a tense encounter over the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, as seen in a video released by Russia’s Defense Ministry.

The Spanish F-18 took makes part of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission and took off from the Lithuanian base of Siauliai. It is believed that is was tagging a plane that was reportedly carrying Russian Defense Minister Serguéi Shoigu, who was returning to Moscow from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

The F-18 then was enco...


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