Following the news, this morning that Russia has invaded Ukraine at the Northern and Southern Border, a Ukrainian Military aircraft, a Sukhoi Su27 has defected to Romania. Two Romanian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to NATO Air Police command took off around 6.15 am, to identify an unidentified and unauthorized aircraft approaching Northern Romania Airspace.
Following international rules, the two Romanian pilots intercepted and visual identification of the aircraft entering the Romanian airspace was made. It was evident that the Ukrainian Sukhoi 27 aircraft was defecting and was escorted for landing on Base 95 Bacau Air Force.
The Ukrainian military pilot is now at the disposal of the Romanian authorities who are following legal measures imposed in these situations.
Photo used from File. More details to follow.