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NATO fighter-jets serving in the Baltic air-policing mission were last week scrambled from Lithuania once to intercept Russian warplanes flying above the Baltic Sea, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
Russian and NATO jets
Russian and NATO jets
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According to the press release, the Alliance's jets intercepted three Russian Su-27 planes flying in the international airspace last Thursday. All three warplanes had failed to provide flight plans, had their automatic onboard transponders off and did not maintain contact with flight controllers.

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

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