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Fighter jets stationed in the Baltic states as part of NATO's Baltic air policing were scrambled twice last week to identify and escort Russia's military planes flying in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea.
NATO jets scrambled twice to intercept Russian aircraft over Baltics
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On Aug. 7, NATO fighters intercepted an AN-26 of the Russian Federation flying from Kaliningrad to the mainland of the Russian Federation without a flight plan, with its onboard transponder on, keeping radio contact with the regional air control centre, the Ministry of National Defense said.

On Aug. 8, NATO fighter aircraft intercepted an AN-30 of the Russian Federation flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia without a flight plan, with its onboard transponder on, keeping radio contact with the regional air control centre.

NATO's Baltic air policing mission is conducted from Lithuania and Estonia.

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