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Lithuanian Ministry of Defense: NATO aircraft have accompanied Russian aircraft over the Baltic three times a week

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NATO fighters based on the Lithuanian air base Zokniai, from 18 to 24 December, accompanied Russian military aircraft three times. Such a statement is contained in the weekly review of the situation in the country's airspace published on Wednesday by the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.


All these three times, according to the department, the US F-15 Eagle fighters took off to escort Russian IL-20, flying to and from the Kaliningrad region.

Lithuanian Ministry of Defense: NATO aircraft have accompanied Russian aircraft over the Baltic three times a week


According to the report, 19 of December, the Russian aircraft flew according to a previously agreed plan, but without maintaining communication with ground control centers and with the transponder turned off control centers.

The flights took place in the international airspace over the Baltic Sea.
- noted the military department.

December 22 in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that for the week preceding this date, Russian aircraft rose four times to intercept foreign aircraft, aerial reconnaissance along the borders of the Russian Federation were 18 foreign aircraft.

Control over the airspace of the Baltic states that do not have their own aviationare carried out by their NATO allies. Since 2004, on the basis of rotation, the four alliance fighters have been based at the Zokniai airbase. Since April 2014, four more fighters have been deployed at Emari airbase in Estonia.

Photos used:
REUTERS / Josh Smith
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  1. Dormidont
    Dormidont 27 December 2017 16: 41 New
    +1
    Oh, these treacherous Russians. NATO decided to ruin on one kerosene
  2. Svarog
    Svarog 27 December 2017 16: 41 New
    +6
    And what's the news? In my opinion this is everyday ..
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 27 December 2017 17: 03 New
      +4
      Volodya, hi . As Vasily Livanov said in his unique voice in the film about Sh. Holm in the series "Acquaintance": "Well, what the hell ???".
    2. Pirogov
      Pirogov 27 December 2017 17: 07 New
      0
      Quote: Svarog
      And what's the news? In my opinion this is everyday life

      Apparently, in Lithuania there’s nothing more to talk about, and at least some kind of news and Lithuania are a bit of a rumor and even opposing the aggressor, so you look and earn a penny Dale for new underpants.
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 28 December 2017 11: 32 New
        +4
        Quote: Pirogov
        Quote: Svarog
        And what's the news? In my opinion this is everyday life

        In Lithuania, apparently there’s nothing more to talk about ..

        I imagine how “partners,” God forgive me, howl when the level of activity rises to the level of the Cold War. The Russian Federation will be accused of not allowing NATO pilots to get enough sleep crying
        But the Lithuanian "political" "elites" are really more comfortable than scary stories about the Russian Federation’s activity in the Baltic region, otherwise don’t bring the Lord we’ll have to think how to solve the real problems of the country: demography, depopulation, the economy ... and here Russia is very convenient.
  3. Sergey53
    Sergey53 27 December 2017 16: 41 New
    +1
    The more they accompany, the less motor resources will remain. good
  4. Masya masya
    Masya masya 27 December 2017 16: 45 New
    +7
    Well, they want to burn fuel, let them burn ... but Lithuania has the lope of pride !!! full pants! lol
    1. Going
      Going 27 December 2017 18: 09 New
      +6
      I thought three times a day, and three times a week, they burn more during training.
    2. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 28 December 2017 11: 36 New
      +4
      Quote: Masya Masya
      ..but Lithuania has lope pride !!! full pants! lol

      No dear hi, they had pride when the locals of these "defenders" beat in Šiauliai for being impudent in the streets. The leadership of the base was forced to create a whole military police unit: to protect the "defenders". And now like this: a miserable likeness, but full pants lol
  5. polpot
    polpot 27 December 2017 16: 55 New
    +1
    What happiness for the Lithuanian people
  6. System
    System 27 December 2017 17: 49 New
    +2
    The most interesting thing is that the Balts are boasting about this .. (hope for protection?)))
    I would be on the site of peaceful sane residents would bring down from the Baltic ..))
    In case of the slightest conflict, there will be nothing left!
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 28 December 2017 11: 39 New
      +4
      Quote: Sistema
      ..in the place of peaceful sane residents would bring down from the Baltic ..))
      In case of the slightest conflict, there will be nothing left!

      So they knock about depopulation of the same Lithuania, even in wikipedia it is written, very simple and lucrative. But the "elite" of wikipedia does not read, they are on the other side ... belay
      1. System
        System 28 December 2017 16: 32 New
        0
        Quote: Pete Mitchell
        So they knock down

        Someone is richer, but the bulk sits and waits! Just what?
        We will not release for sure anymore ...
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 27 December 2017 18: 44 New
    0
    The Baltic states are boiling water when NATO aircraft rises from their airfields! Although they should be well aware that they will not be able to confront Russia with 10 planes, and whether NATO will go to the defense of the Baltic countries in which case is not at all obvious.
    Such an emotional masochism!
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 28 December 2017 11: 44 New
      +4
      Quote: APASUS
      Such an emotional masochism!

      You should have seen the delight when, many years ago, they allowed NATO transport workers to use their airspace and opened ports for ships with nuclear warheads. Joy was uuu ... Only here the question of where this aircraft will fly through them and whose ships from the yas can be near their ports - could not answer what
  8. Simon
    Simon 27 December 2017 19: 01 New
    0
    Fly for the time being! It will be hot SU-35 will appear - disappear. While doing window dressing.
  9. Simon
    Simon 27 December 2017 19: 04 New
    0
    Quote: APASUS
    The Baltic states are boiling water when NATO aircraft rises from their airfields! Although they should be well aware that they will not be able to confront Russia with 10 planes, and whether NATO will go to the defense of the Baltic countries in which case is not at all obvious.
    Such an emotional masochism!

    While they are writing how our SU-35s will appear, and better than the SU-57s, they will be written in trousers! Pampers aren’t enough. wassat
  10. Simon
    Simon 27 December 2017 19: 19 New
    0
    Quote: Masya Masya
    Well, they want to burn fuel, let them burn ... but Lithuania has the lope of pride !!! full pants! lol

    Of course, our fighters will appear - as if full pants of "pride" will be belay That's it! laughing
  11. Simon
    Simon 27 December 2017 19: 23 New
    0
    Quote: Sergey53
    The more they accompany, the less motor resources will remain. good

    Well, friends, it’s nice to fly with an excursion! good That's it. tongue And with a foreign one all the more. If accompanied, then respected tongue


  12. osoboye_mneniye
    osoboye_mneniye 27 December 2017 20: 14 New
    0
    This is normal. Our suites do not fly))
  13. earloop
    earloop 27 December 2017 21: 23 New
    0
    Accompany, then respect.
  14. asiat_61
    asiat_61 28 December 2017 00: 22 New
    +1
    Where did you get the photo? This is not a Fu-15.