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British fighters intercept five Russian planes over Baltic Sea

Over the past two days, the Russian aircraft have approached Estonia and Lithuania's airspace twice
09:30, 7 August 2019

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Eurofighter Typhoons, the British RAF fighter jets intercepted Russian combat airplanes over the Baltic Sea; the Russian aircraft went for another provocative act in Europe.

According to BBC, on Monday, the fighter jets intercepted a Russian Antonov AN-26 “Curl” transport aircraft. Following this and on the same mission, the fighters later diverted to intercept a Russian TU-142 “Bear” Bomber and two SU-27B “Flanker” fighters. The planes approached the airspace of Lithuania.

On August 6, the British fighters scrambled to intercept Russia's Tupolev Tu-134, as it approached the Estonian airspace.

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"These aircraft transiting the Baltic region were not on a recognised flight plan or communicating with Air Traffic Control", one of the British pilots said.

The Royal Air Force is deployed on Operation AZOTIZE in Estonia in support of Baltic Air Policing

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