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    NATO fighter-jets scrambled from Lithuania 6 times last week over Russian warplanes

    VILNIUS, Nov 13, BNS – Fighter-jets serving in the NATO air-policing mission in the Baltic states were last week scrambled six times to intercept Russian warplanes flying in the international space, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

    According to the press release, a total of 18 warplanes were intercepted, mainly transport airplanes and accompanying fighter-jets.

    The majority of the airplanes had their onboard transponders off.

    The NATO air-policing mission is conducted from Lithuania and Estonia.

    Vilnius newsroom, politika@bns.lt, +370 5 205 85 10

    • Published: 13.11.2017 14:06
    • LETA, BNS
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