Fighter-jets serving in the NATO air-policing mission were last week scrambled once from Lithuania to intercept Russian warplanes flying in the international airspace above the Baltic Sea.
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According to data provided by the Lithuanian Defense Ministry, the NATO jets last Tuesday identified and accompanied an IL-20 jet flying above the Baltic Sea from mainland Russia to its Kaliningrad region. It had its automatic transponder off, had a pre-filed flight plan and maintained contact with flight control centers.

NATO's Baltic air-policing mission is conducted from Lithuania and Estonia.

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