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Over the year, NATO fighters 130 once rose from the Lithuanian airfield to accompany Russian aircraft

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Fighters of NATO member countries, based on rotation based on the Lithuanian air base Zokniai for patrolling the Baltic countries in the sky, in 2017, about 130 times, Russian military aircraft were escorted, reports TASS message "Baltic Service News».




According to data from the Ministry of Defense, in the 2017, alliance fighters took off to identify and escort Russian aircraft about 130 times,
the report said.

“This is more than in 2016 year, but less than in 2015 year: 110 made such flights the year before last, in 2015 year - 160 escorts,” explains the agency.

The publication also noted that four F-16 Fighting Falcon Denmark fighter jets landed at Zokniai air base on Friday. On Monday (January 8), the arriving contingent officially will take on air duty from the US Air Force, which patrolled the skies of the Baltic countries from the beginning of September with four F-15 Eagle fighters.

Recall that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia do not have the necessary aviation to control your airspace. Since 2004, this work has been carried out by their NATO partners. Until the spring of 2014, they were based in four fighters in Zokniai, and from April of that year, another part of the mission (four more fighters) were deployed at Emari airbase in Estonia.
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  1. VAGNER
    VAGNER 7 January 2018 17: 34
    +5
    Someday they will not rise ... These Russians do not forgive anything!
    1. Dembel77
      Dembel77 7 January 2018 18: 04
      +2
      No, guys, everything is in order. Accompany if necessary. But in fact, our pilots do not need the services of an "escort": they themselves will arrive - where they need to, do - what they need and return without loss to their native airfield. All clear skies and merry Christmas!
      1. tol100v
        tol100v 7 January 2018 19: 23
        0
        Quote: Dembel 77
        No, guys, everything is in order.

        Yes, not everything is in order. Based on rotation, NATO pilots get to know the theater of action. That our pilots are able to accomplish the impossible, No one doubts this! But is it necessary to risk the Pilots to show the strength of the aerospace forces ?! It is just necessary to lower the NATO Air Force a couple of times for their boorish behavior in the air, without giving any reason, and to issue a note of protest about Carlson's illegal entry into the territory of the USSR and Russia! "Security threat!" for children and jam!
        1. Going
          Going 7 January 2018 19: 28
          +1
          It was earlier, now it has continued, but now NATO is flying from the former bases of the USSR and this is not good.
          1. Thrall
            Thrall 7 January 2018 21: 09
            +2
            There is infa that John McCain is everything ...
            1. vovanpain
              vovanpain 7 January 2018 21: 22
              +2
              Quote: Thrall
              There is infa that John McCain is everything ...

              Friends Thrall, there was no officialdom yet, the whole world would vote about it. In the morning I knew about it
              ok.ru/group51787557896325/topic/67516616330117
              That's even a reference. hi
        2. Gray brother
          Gray brother 7 January 2018 20: 06
          +3
          Quote: Tol100v
          Yes, not everything is in order. Based on rotation, NATO pilots get to know the theater of action.

          The Theater of Action is no different from the European one - there is nothing to get to know there.
          Quote: Tol100v
          But is it necessary to risk the Pilots to show the strength of the aerospace forces ?!

          Yes, nobody risks them. "Show strength" in international airspace is the height of idiocy.
    2. 210ox
      210ox 7 January 2018 18: 19
      0
      They are us, we are them .. Such is the work. The main thing is not to be "stupid" like Kubrick’s in "Doctor Strangelove ...."
      Quote: VAGNER
      Someday they will not rise ... These Russians do not forgive anything!
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 7 January 2018 18: 30
        +6
        Dmitry, I hope that I will live when they see the Baltic in the sky ...
      2. Shura Perm
        Shura Perm 7 January 2018 19: 13
        0
        Ahahahaa Lithuanian air defense with what is an ordinary slingshot)))
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 7 January 2018 19: 07
      0
      And what is there to control the Baltic Limitrophs? Better let them look under their feet so as not to fall. Those born to crawl ask others to look after the sky.lol
    4. vovanpain
      vovanpain 7 January 2018 20: 35
      +3
      Quote: VAGNER
      Someday they will not rise ... These Russians do not forgive anything!

      Vitaly, when you finally understand whether to forgive or not forgive God's work, we can never forgive and no one was aggression against us, it’s Western countries that are dumbfounded because they can conquer us, but they don’t know what it is by the way they can only get pitchforks to the side, and from any child, I won’t tell you the secret that we ourselves are the great destroyers of our state, and this is accompanied, it’s only pleasing, we don’t sit on the ground and we don’t wait for kerosene to be taken off. to forgive or not to forgive, is God's business. hi
  2. Thrall
    Thrall 7 January 2018 17: 35
    +5
    And exactly 130 times they fell. smile
    Imitation frictions are not for love, so to speak. smile
  3. Fedorov
    Fedorov 7 January 2018 17: 36
    +1
    8 fighters, this is cool for the "protection" of the Baltic states.
    It would be better to clarify how many times they put in their pants when the Russian VKS accompanied them.
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 7 January 2018 18: 13
      +4
      8th these are peacetime duty forces. During the exercises they deploy much more, the Baltic bases are ready to place and supply large aviation forces.
      Moreover, they climbed 130 times on the tip of the local air defense forces, which are built into a single NATO network. This is to the fact that now they will begin to “muddle” the Baltic states here with mud, assigning them the role of only security units (with screws to stand around the perimeter of the airfield). But this is far from the case.
  4. poquello
    poquello 7 January 2018 17: 37
    +2
    more corn kernels needed, we will do it on gasoline
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 7 January 2018 18: 35
      +3
      By the way, a good idea! No noise, no light ... Let them fly!
  5. Hadji Murat
    Hadji Murat 7 January 2018 17: 43
    0
    probably spent a lot of gas ......)
    1. polpot
      polpot 7 January 2018 17: 51
      0
      God forbid we buy
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 7 January 2018 18: 20
        0
        Quote: Hadji Murat
        probably spent a lot of gas ......)

        Not a drop. All NATO fighters have been flying on gas for a long time)))
    2. HEATHER
      HEATHER 8 January 2018 04: 59
      +1
      probably spent a lot of gas ......) Well, Type reactively fly kerosene. T-1, T-2, Interceptors, T-6. They are not piston on the AY-90. Gasoline in aviation has not been in the topic for a long time. And the photo on the topic in any way? And then F-16 on take-off with a fuel tank and without armament.
  6. onix757
    onix757 7 January 2018 17: 44
    0
    Strange news, when by mutual agreement transponders include)
  7. Simon
    Simon 7 January 2018 17: 47
    +2
    During the year, NATO fighters 130 times rose from the Lithuanian airfield for escorting Russian planes - this does not mean anything, let them rise as much as they want, the fact is that they haven’t reached the hostilities yet, but as soon as it comes, I’m sure that they won’t rise anymore - they will simply be destroyed.
  8. polpot
    polpot 7 January 2018 17: 50
    0
    European taxpayers have reason to think about what their money goes
  9. Masya masya
    Masya masya 7 January 2018 17: 51
    +5
    And what, Lithuania is happy! they are defended by members of NATO ... it is necessary to continue to put up with obos.an.ny flower beds ...
    “This is more than in 2016, but less than in 2015: the year before last, 110 such sorties were made, in 2015 - 160 escorts”

    And more, less than anyone interested in such nuances ... wink
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 7 January 2018 18: 39
      +4
      Marinochka love Lithuania as a neighbor from a neighboring apartment, which was promised security! Well, if the guard is in a state of protection ... wink
      1. Masya masya
        Masya masya 7 January 2018 18: 53
        +5
        Hello, Vyacheslav! love
        Quote: sabakina
        which promised protection!

        Guarded, not guarded, but pay for the roof !!! wink
  10. svp67
    svp67 7 January 2018 17: 55
    +1
    And somehow in this light, the news looks differently, what is already behind THIS, 2018, OUR VKS at least THREE times accompanied NATO Scouts at Kaliningrad and Sevastopol ...
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 7 January 2018 18: 42
      +3
      Sergey, in this world you can’t see anything that will be in the next world ... Wait and see. wink
      1. svp67
        svp67 7 January 2018 18: 50
        0
        Quote: sabakina
        Sergey, in this world nothing is visible what will happen in the next world ...

        1. sabakina
          sabakina 7 January 2018 19: 01
          +3
          Sergey, was that a mockery?
          1. svp67
            svp67 7 January 2018 19: 03
            +2
            Quote: sabakina
            Sergey, was that a mockery?

            Not at all ....
            laughing on laughing = drinks
            1. Masya masya
              Masya masya 7 January 2018 19: 12
              +5

              And let it rain ... cleanse and wash away the alluvial ...
              Sorry, I got in ...
              1. svp67
                svp67 7 January 2018 19: 17
                +1
                Quote: Masya Masya
                And let it rain ... cleanse and wash away the alluvial ...

                Holidays clearly REDUCED
                1. Masya masya
                  Masya masya 7 January 2018 19: 39
                  +5
                  Sergey, hello there! love
                  Quote: svp67
                  Holidays clearly REDUCED

                  Do not relax ... wink
                  laughing love
            2. sabakina
              sabakina 7 January 2018 19: 40
              +3
              Sergey, I thought up 3 variants of the answer, none of them fits ... Merry Christmas!
              1. svp67
                svp67 7 January 2018 19: 45
                +1
                Quote: sabakina
                Sergey, I’ve thought up 3 variants of the answer, not one is suitable ..

                You are clearly not fair to yourself, as you have found the BEST answer
                Quote: sabakina
                Merry Christmas!
                good
              2. Masya masya
                Masya masya 7 January 2018 20: 03
                +5
                Quote: sabakina
                Merry Christmas!

                love
                1. vovanpain
                  vovanpain 7 January 2018 21: 36
                  +4
                  Quote: svp67
                  You are clearly not fair to yourself, as you have found the BEST answer

                  Quote: sabakina
                  Sergey, I thought up 3 variants of the answer, none of them fits ... Merry Christmas!

                  Quote: Masya Masya
                  And let it rain ... cleanse and wash away the alluvial.

                  Well, I wish you all Merry Christmas and all the best!
                  1. sabakina
                    sabakina 7 January 2018 22: 51
                    +3
                    Vovk, we are cats, and that’s it! Those who do not believe will check on themselves!
  11. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 7 January 2018 18: 26
    +5
    The iron tread of the NATO legions from the Baltic states resonates throughout wild Russia, the scream of American "eagles" and Danish inexorable "falcons" keeps the children of these dirty barbarians awake. So they think in the old, good, cozy Baltic. But the great bald eagle will not come at the hour of H to the battle with the Russian bear, and the first ones do not even plan it, and the bear will not care soon. And only the old, kind, cozy Baltic states, by virtue of the national MMM .. traditions still not mmm .. m ... does not understand this
    1. Igor V
      Igor V 7 January 2018 19: 05
      +1
      The bald eagle is mainly a scavenger. "The bird willingly takes the prey caught from other feathered predators, and also picks up dead dead fish or feeds on the carcasses of fallen terrestrial animals." So he will not come to the battle with the Bear.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 7 January 2018 19: 08
        +5
        and egg? Cho then blurted out?
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 7 January 2018 19: 31
          +1
          Quote: Igor V
          The bald eagle is mainly a scavenger. "The bird willingly takes the prey caught from other feathered predators, and also picks up dead dead fish or feeds on the carcasses of fallen terrestrial animals." So he will not come to the battle with the Bear.

          Then the bear will not come, because they also write about him: "... pad.al eats, and also, taking advantage of the size, takes prey from other predators - wolves, cougars and tigers ..."
          I want to stand up for Orlan, it's Grif ... mostly a scavenger ... and the basis of his diet is the stinky carrion, and the eagle does not have this in the first place. Yes, this is not alien to him, but like other animals, including and bears. But first of all, he is a skillful hunter of live fish. Evolution made him such a perfect tool, and politics and nat. symbols, this is already the tenth case, and refers to this graceful and majestic bird, because people so wanted. Here, admire the mechanics of its flight, as it completely takes fish out of the water.
          1. sabakina
            sabakina 7 January 2018 22: 55
            +3
            So at America .... Okay, on Pokshe ...
  12. Doubting
    Doubting 7 January 2018 18: 40
    +2
    They write that the norgs will soon buy or have already bought 50 brand new F-35s, this will be a complete star, here for sure, we won’t get off with tomatoes alone. recourse
    1. Rushnairfors
      Rushnairfors 7 January 2018 19: 03
      +3
      It seems like the contract was signed for the supply, the first batch will go in 2018. Well, we have Besovets already at su35, the next year they will fully equip, then Chkalovsk, may even clash in a training duel. Friends write that the NATO already drove the su30cm, and now even at long distances, it was a problem on the su27. We are waiting for the "performance" of su35
    2. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 7 January 2018 19: 39
      +4
      There are lightning rods for “lightning bolts” - probable opponents amplify lightning bolts, we deepen the grounding - this was and will be in our negotiations (for 3-4 persons). And the Norwegians, of course, let them buy, especially since this is the main NATO aircraft for 20-30 years. And the more he activates at our borders - the better - more data for RER
  13. sergo1914
    sergo1914 7 January 2018 18: 59
    +1
    Every three days? That is, the commander makes a traditional detour. And here sit idle gouging. What ... You're here at the end ... Well, your mother takes off ...
  14. Igor V
    Igor V 7 January 2018 19: 13
    +2
    The Soviet airfield Zoknyay is the legacy of the "bloody occupation regime." And the task of every “free Lithuanian” is to end this legacy! So, probably, the law on decommunization reads. angry
  15. rocket757
    rocket757 7 January 2018 19: 41
    +3
    C'mon, do they accompany? They have it all called "interception" ???
    All intercept and intercept !!! We don’t care ---, but the layman is pleased !!! Have seen enough of all sorts of "top ghans" and "interceptions" and in kind they think that it’s straight cool !!! Ha ha ha
  16. andron-30
    andron-30 7 January 2018 19: 49
    +1
    only 4 armies in the world are ready to conduct not vertical but real military operations is China India Pakistan and Russia
  17. Doubting
    Doubting 7 January 2018 20: 23
    +2
    Quote: andron-30
    only 4 armies in the world are ready to conduct not vertical but real military operations is China India Pakistan and Russia

    India and Pakistan are understandable, long-standing enemies, and Russia and China for what? It seems to me that Russia will not pull the war with China.
  18. Golovan Jack
    Golovan Jack 7 January 2018 20: 26
    +4
    Quote: Doubting
    Seems to me ...

    ... me too:
  19. APASUS
    APASUS 7 January 2018 20: 33
    0
    Yes, we actually (again it is not clear you can write in Uzbek, although I can scold in Norwegian) again you get into the ban?
    Here I go again
  20. Terenin
    Terenin 7 January 2018 20: 40
    +4
    During the year, NATO fighters 130 times rose from the Lithuanian airfield to escort Russian aircraft. In order not to bother the guys from NATO every time, I suggest that we raise balloons with shift shifts throughout the entire course of flights of our aircraft.
  21. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 7 January 2018 21: 56
    0
    Yes, to hell with them, our pilots are still ours, which means the best. :)
  22. Dormidont
    Dormidont 7 January 2018 22: 17
    +1
    Found the reason for such a sharp rise in price in the European Union of diapers
    1. Doubting
      Doubting 7 January 2018 22: 21
      +2
      ... and cheaper tomatoes
  23. Curious
    Curious 8 January 2018 00: 21
    +5
    In the process of reading comments on the article, a question of this kind arose. If children and persons equated with them are forbidden to write comments, by what percentage will the contingent of the site as a whole and the News section in particular decrease?
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 8 January 2018 00: 31
      +3
      A child is hidden in each of us!
      How deeply, it is strictly individual.
  24. Moskovit
    Moskovit 8 January 2018 00: 31
    0
    The Baltic states should be aware that if something happens, then these well-known airfields will be hit, and as you know, when a forest is cut, chips will fly. I saw these airfields, there are many apartment buildings nearby ....
    So then no offense ...
    1. Scalpel
      Scalpel 8 January 2018 10: 19
      0
      The Russians must also be aware that their airfields will be hit in the event of war. And our generals understand this.
      1. Moskovit
        Moskovit 8 January 2018 10: 49
        0
        There is a slight difference. Our airfields have always been and military aviation has always been based on them. The Balts, in a fit of paranoia and a desire to appease the United States, brought NATO troops to their land. For example, the airfield in Palanga is located a few km from the beaches and rest houses with hotels. What will happen to this resort in case of war.
        1. trill
          trill 8 January 2018 22: 44
          0
          The Baltic countries have been NATO members since 2006 and are accepting such allies as they want to their territory, but you don’t want to, forget it already.
          The airfield in Palanga is purely civilian and small, you already have paranoia.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 9 January 2018 08: 05
            +3
            Are funny! So small but proud ... still funny.
            They won’t understand that we don’t need this naf for a long time and all that’s absolutely nonsense!
            If they hadn’t been yapping, most of them couldn’t find it on the map ... a colored blot on the globe and that’s it.
  25. Lenivets2
    Lenivets2 8 January 2018 00: 34
    +3
    Too shy to ask: so what?
    What is the difference how many times they accompanied?
    How many flew near the Baltic states as much and escorted.
    We accompany their planes, they are ours.
    What's the news?what
  26. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 8 January 2018 05: 16
    0
    One thing is good, ours work !!! Fearfully ??? -Why ask your presidents.
  27. cannabis
    cannabis 8 January 2018 07: 51
    0
    Azhno 130 times "rose" ??? !!! What a strong e-ection for these re-active planes.
  28. iouris
    iouris 8 January 2018 12: 23
    0
    Zonkniai (Šiauliai) airfield is not Lithuanian, but NATO, the former Soviet. Once upon a time, Swedish planes and NATO scouts chased him. Americans conduct a PR campaign to breed partners with American money.