NATO jets scrambled 4 times to intercept Russian planes, patrol Baltic airspace

Published date23 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

VILNIUS, May 23 (LETA--BNS) Fighter jets stationed in the Baltic countries as part of NATO's air policing mission were scrambled four times last week to intercept Russian military aircraft and patrol the border with Kaliningrad Region and Belarus, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

On May 18, NATO's air-policing aircraft intercepted two Russian SU-27 fighter jets flying in international airspace from and to Kaliningrad Region at different times.

Neither of the Russian planes used its onboard transponder, had a pre-filed flight plan or maintained radio communication with the Regional Traffic Control Center.

On the same day, the NATO jets conducted patrols along the Baltic...

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