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Europe – Russian Combat Aircraft Flying Above Baltic Sea Intercepted By NATO Aircraft

Russian Air Force fighter formation - Zhukovsky 2012 (8724698862)

NATO jets intercepted a skein of Russian combat aircraft, flying alongside Russian bomber planes above the Baltic Sea last Tuesday and Thursday—twice in a week, Lithuania’s government reports. The uptick of Russian approaches to the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania since Moscow’s annexation of another former Soviet territory—Crimea in 2014—has unnerved and convinced them that…

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