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Russian military airplane intercepted on the Baltic Sea
Vilnius, Lithuania - The aircraft did not violate other countries airspace, but posed a threat to civil aviation
The Hague Defence Ministry said through its website that two Dutch F-16 airplanes of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) command intercepted an Ilyushin-76 Russian military transportation aircraft near Estonian and Lithuanian airspace on the evening of November 12. The cargo was flying towards Kaliningrad, Russian enclave on the Baltic Sea. The two fighters escorted it out of the area.
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