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 Russian Military Aircraft Violated Airspace of Several European Countries and Was Intercepted by Dutch Fighters

Two Dutch F16 fighters, which control the sky over the Baltic region as part of NATO forces patrol, intercepted the Russian Il military cargo aircraft Wednesday evening.

Censor.NET reports citing the Ministry of Defense of the Netherlands.

The Russian aircraft violated the airspace of Estonia and Lithuania before being intercepted, the report reads. According to the agency, the Russian aircraft flew towards Kaliningrad after the Dutch fighters appeared.

Read also: Four Incidents with 19 Russian Aircrafts Occurred near NATO Countries' Borders Since Tuesday - The Washington Post

Two Canadian fighters had to stop exercise in order to intercept the Russian Air Force plane over the Baltic Sea Nov. 8. According to Chief of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Major General Jonas Vytautas Jucás the Russian military activity is a demonstration of force. Earlier Censor.NET reported that Russia has decided to send a long-range aircraft to the shores of North America.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n311851
 
 
 
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