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Between 5 and 11 October, NATO air policing fighter jets patrolling Baltic airspace identified and intercepted one IL-76 transport aircraft of the Russian Federation flying in international airspace above the Baltic Sea, the Ministry of National Defence of Lithuania reports.
NATO air policing intercepted one Russian military aircraft last week
© NATO nuotr.

The aircraft had no pre-filed flight plan, had its onboard transponder switched off but maintained radio communication with air traffic control centres.

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