The aviation of NATO countries regularly makes flights with simulated missile strikes on Russian territory, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
Earlier, he said that the intensity of the use of NATO reconnaissance aircraft near the borders of Russia in August increased by more than 30% compared to last year.
“Another thing is more alarming: if earlier with this or that frequency, of course, it was not the same as now, somewhat less often, it was mainly reconnaissance aircraft, now regular flights and approaches with training, imitation of the delivery of missile strikes, including with the use of a large number of aircraft “, – said Mr. Shoigu in an interview with the TV channel” Russia 24 “(quoted by TASS).
Earlier, NATO reported that the Russian Su-27 fighter, during the interception of the US Air Force B-52 bomber over the Baltic on August 28, violated the airspace of the NATO country – Denmark. NATO noted that this “testifies to a new level of Russia’s provocative behavior.”
The Russian Defense Ministry denied NATO’s statement about the violation of the Danish state border.