Sweden scrambled fighter jets to intercept two Russian bombers that flew “provocatively close” to the southern Swedish island of Öland on Thursday, according to local media outlets. Continue reading
The following is a roughly into-English translated version of the original article (Swedish) via Google Translation:
For nearly two hours were attacking exercises against Sweden, Poland and the Baltic states of five Russian planes, including two bombers that were detected via radar as they flew out of the Gulf of Finland.
– I think the purpose was to practice the strategic bombers, to carry out various types of attacks, and it is not impossible that they also wanted to highlight the Russian presence in the southern Baltic, says Anders Persson, acting flight tactical commander in the Armed Forces to SVT . Continue reading