NATO air twice a week escorted the aircraft out of Russia, said in Lithuania

VILNIUS, 30 Jul — RIA Novosti. Fighters of the air forces of NATO, which the Baltic States the mission of the air police over the week twice rose into the sky over the Baltic sea to identify and escort Russian aircraft, reported on Monday the press service of the Ministry of defence of Lithuania.

The mission of the air police of NATO in the Baltic States since September 1, perform fighters of the U.S. air force F-15 Eagle air base, located in the Lithuanian city Siauliai. Before the mission in Lithuania was carried out of the Polish air force with four F-16 FightingFalcon.

“From 23-29 October, the fighters of the air forces of NATO, which the Baltic States the mission of the air police, a week had twice risen in international airspace over the Baltic sea to identify and escort Russian aircraft”, — is spoken in the message of the defense Department.

According to the Ministry, October 25 air force fighter jets, NATO has escorted the Russian plane An-26, which was flying from the main part of the Russian Federation in the Kaliningrad region. “The an-26 was flying according to the flight plan, communication with the regional mission control center was maintained, however, radar responders was disabled”, — notes the Agency.

According to the Ministry, October 27, air force fighter jets, NATO has escorted one aircraft An-26 flew from the Kaliningrad oblast to mainland Russia, the plane was flying according to the flight plan, disabled autoresponders, the regional mission control center was maintained.

“On the same flight NATO air force, October 27, was identified and escorted aircraft an-72, which was flying from the main part of Russia to the Kaliningrad region. An-72 was flying according to the flight plan, communication with the regional mission control center was maintained, radar responders were included,” — emphasizes the Ministry of defense.

Russian defense Ministry has repeatedly stated that all flights of videoconferencing was carried out in strict accordance with international rules of using airspace over neutral waters without violating the borders of other States.
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