Russia carried out practice nuclear strike against Sweden

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A Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 like the one thought to have been used. Photo: Maz071086/Wikicommons

 

Ukraine crisis: Russian fighter jet passes ‘within feet’ of Swedish surveillance plane over Baltic Sea

A Russian fighter jet has passed within feet of a Swedish plane over the Baltic Sea in an “unusually provocative” move, according to authorities.

Sweden’s signals intelligence agency the FRA, also known as the National Defence Radio Establishment, and the country’s armed forces have documented an increase in Russian military activity in the region.

The FRA released a statement on Thursday saying Russian fighter jets had approached Swedish surveillance aircraft “on several occasions” over the past six months. Continue reading