Records show his plane took 300 mile detour to avoid flying in NATO air space
- Data from FlightRadar24 reveals plane carrying Putin avoided Poland and the Baltic States
- It has raised questions about whether the president feared being shot down
- The Kremlin has declined to comment on the reasons for the lengthy detour
- Poland and the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have been particularly vocal in their criticism of Moscow
A plane carrying Russian President Vladimir Putin made a 300 mile detour to avoid flying over Poland and the Baltic States on his way to the G20 summit, it has emerged.
It has raised questions about whether Putin feared being shot down amid heightened tensions with NATO.
According to the FlightRadar24 website, the Russian government jet flying from Moscow to Hamburg on Thursday deviated from the direct route over Belarus and Poland.
Poland and the Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have been particularly vocal in their criticism of Moscow since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014….
What a silly idea, I mean, that any US vassal state would undertake to shoot down Putin without top level US direction and coordination. See: http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/?s=mh17