NATO aircraft escorted 21 Russian warplanes over the Baltics last week

The pilots participating in the NATO air mission in the Baltic States flew over the Baltic Sea eight times last week to identify and escort a total of 21 Russian military aircraft, as reported by Delfi, citing the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania.

About half of the escorted planes were fighters, the rest were transport and even passenger aircrafts. Many Russian transport aircrafts flew with their transmitters off.

Further, 10 Russian aircraft had to be escorted by NATO aircrafts on Thursday, causing them to fly three times that day.

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