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 NATO fighter jets escorted Russian military aircraft four times last week, - Lithuanian Ministry of Defense

The NATO’s Baltic air policing mission scrambled its fighters four times last week to escort the Russian military aircraft flying over the Baltic Sea.

Censor.NET reports citing Delfi.

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According to the outlet, IL-76 military transport aircraft was escorted twice. In addition, NATO fighter jets escorted the Russian An-26, IL-20, and IL-22. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania noted that the military transport aircraft flew under a pre-agreed flight plan with their transponders turned off, but their pilots kept in touch with dispatchers.

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Baltic air policing mission fighters are based in Lithuania and Estonia.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n362003