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Fighter-jets serving in the NATO air-policing mission in the Baltic states were last week scrambled six times to intercept Russian warplanes flying in the international space, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
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According to the press release, a total of 18 warplanes were intercepted, mainly transport airplanes and accompanying fighter-jets.

The majority of the airplanes had their onboard transponders off.

The NATO air-policing mission is conducted from Lithuania and Estonia.

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