The NATO military base in Lithuania that the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, visits this morning has suffered a real threat from the Russian Air Force, just when the Chief Executive was preparing to speak.
Sánchez is on tour in the Baltic republics and took the opportunity this morning to meet with the Spanish contingent at the base of the Atlantic Alliance in Šiauliai (Lithuania), where there are 134 troops from Spain.
The alarm has sounded when the Lithuanian president, Gitanas Nauseda, was speaking. It is an unidentified Russian plane, without a flight plan, which has forced two Eurofighter fighters to leave to intercept and identify them.
According to contingent sources, it is a common action of Russian aviation. There is still no confirmation if it is one plane or more. What is known is that it flew over the Baltic Sea, but without identifying and without any prior communication with the civil control towers. On many occasions, these maneuvers force the diversion of civil aviation air routes.