Baltic Sea

Russia's Sukhoi Su-27s, Tupolev Tu-160s intercepted by Belgian, Danish, Polish F-16s, Finnish F/A-18C Hornet, Swedish JAS 39 Gripen over Baltic Sea

The F-16s of the Belgian Air Force took off from Lithuania's Siauliai Air Base where they are currently based as part of NATO Baltic Air Patrol mission. The two Russian Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack nuclear bombers and two Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft were flying over the Baltic Sea.

Sep 18, 2019, 12:24 PM IST

NATO's BALTOPS 2019 naval exercise to start in Baltic Sea, Russian warships to track drill

According to a US Navy press release Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, commander of the US. 2nd Fleet, will lead BALTOPS 2019 on behalf of Naval Forces Europe. 

Jun 09, 2019, 08:40 AM IST

Russian Su-27 fighter intercepts US RC-135 spy plane over Baltic Sea - Watch

The single-crew, twin-engine Su-27 (NATO codename Flanker) is an air-superiority fighter. The jet can fly at Mach 2.35 (2,500 kilometres per hour).

Mar 07, 2019, 14:49 PM IST

Ferry with 294 passengers breaks down in Baltic Sea

The ferry operator said in a statement the malfunction on-board the Regina Seaways vessel produced smoke, which triggered the ship`s fire extinguishing system in the engine room.

Oct 02, 2018, 20:51 PM IST

Ferry with 335 people on board on fire in Baltic Sea

The ferry was heading to the Lithuanian port town of Klaipeda from Kiel, Germany.

Oct 02, 2018, 18:56 PM IST

Vladimir Putin shows off Russia's naval might with major parade

Some 50 warships and submarines were on show along the Neva River and in the Gulf of Finland off the country's second city of Saint Petersburg after Putin ordered the navy to hold its first ever parade on such a grand scale.

Jul 30, 2017, 16:26 PM IST

Russia ready to work with non-NATO states that border the Baltic: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was ready to cooperate with neutral countries that bordered the Baltic Sea like Finland which is not part of the NATO military alliance. 

Jul 27, 2017, 21:55 PM IST

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

The escort plane, a Sukhoi SU-27, demonstrated it was armed by rocking its wings, after which the NATO plane flew off. 

Jun 21, 2017, 21:57 PM IST

Russian defence minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet: Agencies

A plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was buzzed by a NATO F-16 fighter jet as it flew over the Baltic Sea, but was seen off by a Russian Sukhoi-27 military jet.

Jun 21, 2017, 16:30 PM IST

Fighter jets intercepted US bomber near border: Russian defence ministry

Russia's defence ministry said on Tuesday one of its fighter jets intercepted an American strategic bomber that was flying near the border of Russian airspace.

Jun 06, 2017, 22:08 PM IST

Finland flags second airspace violation by Russian jets

Finland`s Defence Ministry said on Friday it detected a suspected violation of Finnish airspace by a Russian fighter jet, the second in less than 24 hours.

Oct 07, 2016, 12:27 PM IST

Russia orders safety overhaul in tense Baltic airspace

Russia ordered its military today to draw up measures to increase the safety of the airspace over the Baltic Sea, after a string of incidents and near-misses that has ratcheted up tensions between NATO and Moscow.

Jul 02, 2016, 20:30 PM IST

Russia says bolstering forces to counter NATO

Russia's defence minister said today that Moscow will set up three new divisions in the west and south of the country by the end of the year to counter NATO forces close to its border.

May 04, 2016, 19:02 PM IST

Russian fighter jets in aggressive flyby near US Navy ship - Watch

Russian fighter jets recently passed a US Navy ship in the Baltic Sea in aggressive manoeuvre. The incident took place on April 13, 2016.

Apr 20, 2016, 16:09 PM IST

NATO, Russia hold first major talks since 2014 despite tensions

NATO and Russia held their highest level talks for nearly two years on Wednesday, in a bid to ease military tensions over the Baltic Sea and the simmering violence still gripping eastern Ukraine.

Apr 20, 2016, 15:06 PM IST

US Air Force plane intercepted by Russian jet in `unsafe` manner: Pentagon

A US Air Force reconnaissance plane was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 jet in an "unsafe and unprofessional" manner while in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Apr 17, 2016, 09:09 AM IST

Jets observed 'all safety measures' in US warship flyby: Russia

Ties between Russia and the West have plunged to their lowest point since the Cold War over Moscow's annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

Apr 14, 2016, 15:10 PM IST

Russia jets make ''simulated attack'' passes near US destroyer: US

 Two Russian warplanes flew simulated attack passes near a US guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, the US military said, with one official describing them as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.

Apr 14, 2016, 10:37 AM IST

Russian jets conducted `aggressive` passes of US warship: Official

Russian military aircraft have conducted a series of "aggressive" overflights of a US destroyer in international waters in the Baltic Sea, a US defense official said Wednesday.

Apr 13, 2016, 22:53 PM IST

Sugary, shipwrecked champagne reveals history of winemaking

 A shipwrecked trove of sugary, 19th century champagne is revealing new details about centuries-old ways of making wine, and fresh insights into the people who drank it, scientists said Monday.

Apr 21, 2015, 02:20 AM IST