Calm holiday period for NATO’s Baltic air policing mission

DELFI / Šarūnas Mažeika

All in all, NATO fighter-jets were scrambled about 150 times in 2014 to escort Russian military airplanes, which represents a threefold increase from the year before.

NATO fighter-jets guarding the Baltic skies are deployed in Lithuania, Estonia and Poland.

On 1 January, Italian and Polish contingents and airmen took over the NATO air policing mission, based in Šiauliai, from Portuguese and Canadian aviators.

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