April 28th, 2016

Action and reaction

It should be interesting in Šiauliai these days: residents of this town has the theoretical possibility to see one of the most advanced fighter planes in the world. Several US air force F/A-22 Raptor fighter jets landed in Zokniai air force base.
Few weeks ago Russian fighter jets engaged USS ship on the route to Klaipėda port and US reconessaince plane over the Baltics in the classical Cold war style. This wasn't true military engagements but the will to show "superiority" and probably the desire to freighten Americans and roll them back from the Baltics. In fact the result was exactly the opposite: now NATO military forces in Baltic will have "Raptor" coverage (photos from lrytas.lt):

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