Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu's plane buzzed over Baltic by NATO jet

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             A U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon plane was buzzed by a Russian jet on Monday

A plane was carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.

The Russian Su-27 maneuvered its wingtip within a few feet of the larger, slower RC-135 for several minutes, said Meghan Henderson, a spokeswoman for U.S. European Command.

Sweden reportedly summoned the Russian ambassador Wednesday after a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 flew within a "very short" distance of a Swedish spy plane over the Baltic Sea, in what Swedenish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist called an "unacceptable" and "unprofessional" action.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and national air forces made a decision to monitor flights after last week tracking "an unusually large number of Russian military aircraft flying over the Baltic Sea", a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spokesman said in a statement sent to AFP.

An armed Russian jet came within five feet of a US spy plane over the Baltic Sea Monday, Fox News reports.

According to CNN, there have also been more than 30 interactions between USA and Russian planes and ships in the Baltic since the beginning of June - but the majority of these have been deemed safe.

According to us officials, the Russian pilot's behavior was provocative.

Earlier this week, Russian Federation scrambled its Su-27 fighter to intercept a target over neutral Baltic Sea waters, which turned out to be a US Boeing RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft.

Captain Jeff Davis also told reporters today that the us plane did nothing to provoke this behavior from the Russian jet.

A Russian fighter conducted an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea, the United States military said Tuesday.

Defense Minister Shoigu had been on his way to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad to meet with defense officials there.

The U.S. and Russian Federation both regularly intercept each other's aircraft, but are expected to follow an internationally recognized set of procedures when doing so in order to avoid accidental collisions. All Russian fighter flights in worldwide airspace are carried out in accordance with global law regulations, according to the Ministry of Defense.

About 10 minutes later, another U.S. surveillance plane arrived, and it too was intercepted by a SU-27 jet, the ministry said.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation officials said they were simply trying to identify the aircrafts they had tracked over the Baltic on Wednesday after the planes did not identify themselves. Russian Federation also threatened to treat coalition aircraft potentially flying in areas west of the Euphrates River in Syria "as air targets".

Also on Tuesday, a USA fighter jet shot down a second drone belonging to the Syrian regime in a month.

These were hardly the only instances where North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Russian warplanes have met over the Baltic Sea in recent weeks. The Pentagon and Russian Federation both said that interaction was carried out in a safe and professional manner.

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