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NATO air-policing jets were last week scrambled twice from Lithuania to intercept Russian warplanes flying above the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said.
NATO fighter-jets in Lithuania
NATO fighter-jets in Lithuania
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On July 4, the NATO fighter-jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian warplane IL-20 en route in the international airpsace above the Baltic Sea from mainland Russia to the Kaliningrad region. The airplane had its onboard transponder off, did not have a flight plan but maintained contact with the regional flight control center.

The other Russian IL-20 was flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia on July 7, this time without the transponder on, with a flight plan and in contact with the regional flight control center.

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

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