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Incident with the Belgian navy ship set relations with Russia on edge

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The Belgian navy’s Godetia was Thursday night in the Baltic sea are startled by two Russian SU-24 bommewerpers, reports VRT NWS. The jets were armed with missiles. “It was a clear signal from the Russians: Look, what we can, what we dare,’ says the Belgian fregatkapitein Peter Ramboer.

The jets flew three times, low over the Belgian navy. Captain Ramboer gave according to the VRT orders to all ships to do nothing. “I would not be the instigator of the Third world War would be because of a wrong estimate is made,’ said Ramboer to the VRT in the framework of the visit of defense minister Sander Loones (N-VA).

On the photos of the navy that the VRT publishes is to see that under the wings next to the fuel tanks, two missiles hanging. The Godetia is itself not equipped to attack enemy planes to repel.

In april 2016, two Russian jets over the American USS Donald Cook, but it was the aircraft who. So now we did. “It was a clear signal from the Russians: Look, what we can, what we dare,’ said captain Ramboer.

NATO exercise

More than 450 Belgian soldiers take the fall part in the largest maneuvers of the Nato of the past few years, ‘Trident Juncture 2018’. Who play in Norway and the surrounding area.

The navy provides the main contribution, with the frigate Louise-Marie, and the command and logistics steunschip Godetia. The Godetia has 90 crew members.

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