Moscow to Sweden: Alleged 'colliding' jet 70km from civil route, used NATO tactics

December 14, 2014 6:19 AM

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A Sukhoi Su-27K fighter takes off from the heavy aircraft carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov of the Russian Northern Fleet.(RIA Novosti / Oleg Lastochkin)

Russia’s Defense Ministry has dismissed Sweden’s accusation that an unresponsive Russian military aircraft nearly collided with a passenger plane over the Baltic Sea. The ministry added that NATO planes in the area also have their transponders turned off.

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