NATO's fighter-jets patrolling Baltic airspace were scrambled three times last week to identify and escort Russian military aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
Su-30 fighter
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The Alliance's jets took off last Monday to identify an An-26 transport plane flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia and an IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft headed for the exclave.

On Thursday, the jets also intercepted an An-26 transport plane on its way from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia.

All of the Russian aircraft kept radio contact with air traffic controllers and had their onboard transponders on.

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