NATO jets scramble three times over past week to escort Russian military aircraft over Baltics

11:05, 28 August 2019
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On Monday, August 19, the NATO air force intercepted a pair of Su-30s flying from the Kaliningrad exclave to another part of the Russian Federation, the report says.

On Tuesday, August 20, a NATO jet identified Russia's Su-34 and T-134 aircraft, which were also flying from Kaliningrad region.

At the same time, the Su-34 provided no flight plan and failed to maintain radio communication with the regional flight center.

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On Aug 21, a NATO fighter jet escort two Russian Su-27s, two Su-30s, and an Il -76, which flew different routes.

The Su-27 and Su-30 aircraft led no radio communications with the regional flight center.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian air force conducted combat launches of air-to-air missiles at the training ground in the Russian-occupied Crimea.

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