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2014.11.11 10:24

NATO fighter-jets escort Russian warplane flying close to Lithuania

BNS | DELFI | The Lithuania Tribune2014.11.11 10:24

Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter-jets on Saturday escorted a Russian military airplane Ilyushin II-20 flying above neutral waters next to Lithuania.

Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter-jets on Saturday escorted a Russian military airplane Ilyushin II-20 flying above neutral waters next to Lithuania.

The Russian Federation's warplane was flying in accordance to a plan finalized in advance and did not violate Lithuania's air-space, the Defence Ministry said.

According to the press release, procedures of the NATO air-policing mission envisage escort of aircrafts flying close to borders of the three Baltic states in cases when they follow routes agreed in advance.

BNS