31 Aug '15, 1pm

#Swedish air force monitored #Russian jets spotted off #Sweden's east coast #Gotland #military h…

The Russian planes flew above southern parts of the Baltic Sea and east of Gotland. A military spokesman told The Local that the planes had stayed in international airspace and that the Swedish air force had followed them only to inspect them more closely. “We are up there looking at things that are going on in our surroundings. It was not a violation of our airspace but we thought the planes looked like they could be of interest to us,” said press secretary Jesper Tengroth of the Swedish Armed Forces. He confirmed that other countries also observed the Russian planes, but would not specify their nationalities and declined to comment further. Several Swedish Jas Gripen jets are currently involved in an annual military exercise taking place across Sweden until Tuesday. The exercise is designed to “train the air force's ability to defend Sweden in a high-conflict scenario”. ...

Full article: http://www.thelocal.se/20150831/russian-fighter-jets-spot...

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