NATO fighter-jets serving in the Baltic air-policing mission were last week scrambled three times to intercept Russian warplanes flying in the international airspace, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.
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Il-20 reconnaissance airplanes were intercepted above the Baltic Sea on Dec. 19, Dec. 20 and on Christmas eve, all of them flying with their onboard transponders switched off.

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

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