NATO fighter jets scramble eight times to intercept Russia aircraft over Baltic Sea

23:33, 11 June 2018
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"On June 4, NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one IL-20 and one SU-24MR. The IL-20 was flying from the mainland to Kaliningrad Oblast of the Russian Federation according to a flight plan and maintaining radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre, without using its onboard transponder. The SU-24MR was flying from and back to Kaliningrad without a pre-filed flight plan, without maintaining radio communication and without using its onboard transponder," according to official website of the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania.

On June 5, NATO fighter aircraft were scrambled four times to intercept Russian military aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

On June 9, NATO air policing fighter aircraft were scrambled three times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

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