Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

NATO Jets Scramble to Intercept Russian Transport Plane Over Baltic Sea

© Sputnik / Lev Polikashin / Go to the photo bankAn Antonov An-22 strategic airlifter
An Antonov An-22 strategic airlifter - Sputnik International
NATO Baltic Air Policing jets scrambled to intercept a Russian Antonov An-22 heavy military transport plane flying over the Baltic Sea close to Latvian airspace, the Latvian Armed Forces said in tweet on Monday.

The Russian aircraft did not enter Latvia’s airspace though as it was actually on a routine training flight above the neutral Baltic Sea.

Su-27 fighter jet has intercepted US spy plane over the Baltic sea - Sputnik International
Su-27 Intercepts US Spy Plane Heading Into Russian Airspace
Meanwhile, there have been increasing Western reports about Russian military aircraft allegedly flying close to Western borders, including those of Great Britain.

In January, the Russian ambassador in London was summoned to the Foreign Office for explanation after Russian Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bombers approached the coast of Southern England, forcing the British authorities to order several commercial flights to divert midair.

Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of violating European countries' airspace and territorial waters.

To participate in the discussion
log in or register
Заголовок открываемого материала