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Over the past 21 days, NATO forces have intercepted 21 Russian aircraft

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British planes stationed in Estonia as part of the NATO contingent intercepted 21 Russian planes, Estonian television ERR reported. June saw the most such interceptions since early 2023.

Over the past 21 days, British aircraft stationed in Estonia within the quota FOR THIS intercepted 21 Russian planes, ERR TV reported.

Aircraft stationed at the Amari base in Estonia were scrambled due to Russian aircraft approaching Estonian airspace, which was considered a violation of international safety standards.

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Among the aircraft captured were fighters, transport aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft and bombers. In 2023, similar interceptions took place a total of 88 times, with the most in June.

NATO monitors Baltic airspace

Radio Free Europe, citing the Ministry of Defence Russia, reported that tactical maneuvers of the Russian air force over the Baltic Sea began on Tuesday. The purpose of the exercise is to test the military capabilities of the Russian Air Force.

As part of the mission to monitor the Baltic airspace, British aircraft are stationed at the Amari base from March to August Lithuania – aviation units from Romania and Portugal. The mission was created in 2014 in response to the Russian one the annexation of Crimea.

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