A NATO F-18 fighter attempted to approach the aircraft of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea. Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jets chased the NATO aircraft away from the minister's plane.
Sergei Shoigu's plane was escorted by two Su-27 fighter aircraft of the Baltic Fleet as the plane was flying from Kaliningrad to Moscow.
In Kaliningrad, Shoigu took part in the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of a branch of the Nakhimov Naval School. He also attended the contest of International Army Games "Marine Landing".
A fire has sparked on board the Russian aircraft-carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which currently undergoes repairs. The fire has engulfed the entire power compartment of the vessel