NATO jets scrambled three times in last week to intercept Russian planes over Baltics

NATO fighter jets serving in the Baltic air policing mission performed three scrambles last week to identify and escort Russian military planes over the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence Ministry has said.
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