Dutch fighter jet confirms three Russian military jets over Poland = Ministry of Defense | Reuters

[14日 ロイター] – The Dutch Ministry of Defense said on the 13th that two Dutch F-35 fighters spotted the formation of three Russian military aircraft over Poland and escorted them out of the airspace.

“An unknown aircraft initially approached the NATO area of ​​responsibility in Poland from Kaliningrad,” the ministry said in a statement.

It later turned out to be a Russian IL-20M reconnaissance aircraft along with two SU-27 Vanguards, and said Dutch F-35s led the formation from afar and passed it on to its NATO partners.

Kaliningrad is a Russian Baltic enclave located between Poland and Lithuania, members of NATO and the European Union (EU).

Russia’s Defense Ministry did not respond to a Reuters request for comment.

The Dutch Ministry of Defense said that Dutch F-35s were stationed in Poland between February and March.