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Lithuania: Russian warplane intercepted near Baltic borders

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In international airspace, near Baltic States’ borders a Russian military aircraft has been notices, prompting NATO fighter aircraft to escort it away, according to the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence.

The ministry’s officials wrote in a press release on April 23, that last week this has been the only such incident with Russian military planes.

According to the press release, on Saturday, April 20, NATO fighter aircraft intercepted one TU-134 flying from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia with its onboard transponder on, maintaining radio communication with the regional air traffic control centre. The Russian aircraft, however, did not have a flight plan.


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