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 NATO fighters intercepted five Russian bombers near Baltic States over the week, - Lithuanian Defense Ministry

NATO fighters policing the airspace of Lithuania and Estonia scrambled five times last week to monitor and escort the Russian Federation warplanes flying in an international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

There were five bombers among the intercepted aircraft, the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania said Monday, Censor.NET informs citing Delphi.

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One Russian Tu-13 and one An-148 military cargo plane were monitored last Tuesday. One Russian Su-27 fighter and two Su-24 light bombers, which flew with disabled transponders and not responded to radio were identified and escorted on Wednesday as well as one An-12 military cargo plane, which was flying in full compliance with all the flight requirements.

Another military air group including one An-26 military cargo plane, one Su-27 fighter and one Su-34 light bomber were escorted last Saturday. According to the ministry, the group flew with violation of the regulations.

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NATO air defenses of the airspace of the Baltic States are carried out from air bases located in Siauliai and Amari, Estonia.

 
 
 
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