NATO fighters took off over the Baltic twice in a week because of Russian aircraft

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 NATO fighters took off over the Baltic twice in a week because of Russian aircraft

Last week, NATO fighter jets took to the skies twice last week because of Russian aircraft that violated international airspace rules over the Baltic Sea.

About this reports the publication "Gordon" with reference to the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania.

The first incident took place on November 3rd. NATO planes were raised into the sky to intercept one Il-78 flying from the Kaliningrad region. The plane was heading to the mainland of the Russian Federation, but did not have a pre-arranged flight plan. At the same time, the aircraft crew maintained radio contact with the regional air traffic control center.

The second incident occurred the next day, November 4, when NATO fighters were used to intercept an Il-76 flying from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad. The aircraft's onboard transponder was turned off, it did not have a flight plan, but maintained radio contact with the air traffic control center.

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