NATO jets scramble three times over past week to escort Russian military aircraft over Baltics
Last week, NATO jets scrambled three times to intercept nine Russian warplanes flying over the Baltic in international space, according to Lithuania's Defense Ministry.
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.
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.