Air Policing jets on 17 NOV in international airspace above the Baltic Sea near LV border identified RU AF 1x Il-20.
- NBS (@Latvijas_armija) 17 ноября 2015
The Twit reads that the Air Policing jets intercepted an IL-20 jet over the Baltics not far from the Latvian border, which jet has been identified as belonging to the Russian Federation air force.
As reported, Russian military jets increased their presence near the Baltic states since the beginning of the Donbas conflict and growing animosity between the West and Russia.
The jets do not violate air or maritime space of the countries, but pose a threat to civil aviation.
Baltic states and Great Britain have stated earlier that with these flights Russia is flexing its muscle and testing NATO reaction.