Fighter-jets conducting the NATO air-policing mission were last week scrambled once to intercept a Russian warplane flying above the Baltic Sea.
NATO fighter-jets
© Reuters/Scanpix

On October 24, the NATO jets accompanied a Russian transport transport airplane An-26 en route from the Russian Kaliningrad region to mainland Russia, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

The warplane was flying in accordance to a flight plan, maintained contact with flight controllers and had its automatic transponder on.

The NATO air-policing mission in the Baltic states is conducted from Lithuania and Estonia

Vilnius airport and medics to hold drill to prepare to handle dangerously ill passenger

Medical personnel, airport staff and other authorities will on Tuesday take part in an exercise...

Rupsys: EUR 10 mln drop in defense budget will affect tactical training

A 10 million euro drop in defense fundin g under Lithuania's updated budget bill will make the army...

Small plane crashes in Kaunas killing two people

A small plane crashed in the territory of a residential house in Lithuania's Kaunas District on...

Nauseda slams Russia over ceasefire breaches

Lithuania's President Gitanas Nauseda on Sunday hailed Kyiv's "ambition" to seek peace in eastern...

50 countries ranked by how they collect biometric data and what they do with it

From passport photos to accessing bank accounts with fingerprints , the use of biometrics is...