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RAF fighter jets intercept Russian planes in Estonia

by LLB Reporter
18th Jun 19 11:18 am

The RAF scrambled two of their fighter jets twice in the last week to intercept Russian fighter jets entering into NATO airspace.

On Friday the RAF launched Typhoon fighter jets to intercept a Russian Su-30Flanker fighter jet and also passed a Russian transport aircraft over the Baltic Sea.

Then on Saturday the RAF intercepted a Su-30 Flanker fighter and an Ilyushin Il-76 Candid transport plane travelling north from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad towards Estonian and Finnish air space.

Russian Defence Ministry said their Baltic Fleet were monitoring NATO military drills.

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