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The beginning of the year 2016 remains calm for NATO air-policing jets guarding the Baltic skies – they again were not scrambled to identify and intercept military aircraft of the Russian Federation or other countries last week, the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence said.
A beautiful winter sunset
A beautiful winter sunset
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In 2016, the fighter-jets were only scrambled once to intercept Russian warplanes.

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

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