From 26 January to 1 February, NATO fighter jets conducting the Baltic Air Policing Mission were scrambled once in response to foreign aircraft approaching Baltic states' borders.
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The IL-78 military refuelling aircraft of the Russian Federation was intercepted on 30 January as it was flying over international area of the Baltic Sea according to a pre-filed flight plan using its onboard transponder and maintaining radio communication with air traffic control centre, Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence said.

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