NATO fighters intercept another Russian reconnaissance aircraft over Baltic

10:45, 07 November 2014
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The F-16 fighters protecting the airspace over the Baltic countries on Thursday intercepted yet another Russian military aircraft, the Latvian Ministry of Defense reported on Twitter.

NATO fighters have again intercepted a Russian Il-20 spy plane over the Baltic / Photo from Wikimedia

"NATO F-16 fighters patrolling the Baltic airspace, on November 6 were scrambled to intercept a Russian IL-20 (electronic warfare) reconnaissance aircraft over the Baltic Sea," according to the report.

As reported earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that Russian reconnaissance aircraft have been intercepted by alliance fighters over 100 times so far this year, three times more than usual. 

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