Dutch fighters intercept Russian plane over Baltic Sea

November 13th, 2014  
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Topic: Dutch fighters intercept Russian plane over Baltic Sea

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Two Dutch F16 fighter jets, part of a NATO force patrolling the skies above the Baltic states, intercepted a Russian Ilyushin transport aircraft flying near Estonian and Lithuanian air space, the Netherlands said on Thursday. After the interception, which took place late on Wednesday, the Ilyushin flew off in the direction of the Russian city of Kaliningrad, the Dutch defence ministry said in a statement. The exclave of Kaliningrad is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania, both NATO members as are the other two Baltic states Estonia and Latvia. ...


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