NATO fighters twice intercepted Russian military aircraft in the Baltic region last week. Lithuanian Defense Ministry press service reports this.
NATO fighters accompanied the transport plane An-26 from the Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation to the main part of the country on June 14.
They also accompanied the transport plane Tu-134 flying to the opposite direction on June 16.
Both aircraft followed according to a predetermined plan, communicated with dispatchers and enabled their transmitters.
But in both cases, the transport planes were accompanied by two Russian fighters Su-24, which flew without pre-agreed flight plan with transponders turned off and without contacting the dispatchers.