NATO jets in Baltics scrambled thrice last week over Russian aircraft

Su-30 fighter
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The Alliance’s jets took off last Monday to identify an An-26 transport plane flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia and an IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft headed for the exclave.

On Thursday, the jets also intercepted an An-26 transport plane on its way from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia.

All of the Russian aircraft kept radio contact with air traffic controllers and had their onboard transponders on.

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