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NATO Scrambles Jets 20 Times in a Week Over Russia Baltic Airspace Violations

Russian air force drills in the Baltic Sea have prompted NATO fighter jets to be scrambled 20 times in a week, Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense announced on Monday. Among the Russian aircraft intercepted last week were numerous supersonic Su-27 fighter jets, as well as Ilyushin and Antonov military planes. None of the aircraft kept their transponders on or maintained communication with air traffic control, flying without submitting a coordinated flight plan.
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