NATO jets in Baltics scrambled twice last week over Russian military aircraft

NATO and the Russian fighter-jets in international airspace over the Baltic Sea

The Alliance’s jets took off last Monday to intercept a Tu-134 plane flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia according to a flight plan, with its onboard transponder switched on and in radio contact with the air traffic control centre.

An Il-76 plane was intercepted on Tuesday on its way from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia. The aircraft had a flight plan and kept radio contact with air traffic controllers, but its onboard transponder was off.

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