NATO jets scrambled from Lithuania 8 times last week over Russian warplanes

F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet
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The bulk of the Russian warplanes were fighter-jets, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said. A few of the intercepted aircraft were transport and patrol planes.

Most of the Russian warplanes flying in the international airspace had their automatic transponders switched off.

The biggest number of scrambles took place last Tuesday, with NATO jets scrambled a total of four times.

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