Flurry of Russian planes near Latvian airspace

The National Armed Forces (NBS) tweeted several times Sunday that the NATO Baltic Air Police (BAP) had scrambled to intercept a varying number of Russian aircraft.

By the end of the day, the NBS reported that a total of four strategic rocket-platform TU-95 bombers and two strategic sea bombers TU-22 had been spotted near Latvian airspace over the neutral edge of the Baltic Sea, prompting scrambles by the jet pilots of the BAP.

Also Saturday Estonian daily Postimiees reported that a large number of Russian air force planes were heading in the direction of Kaliningrad.

The NBS tweet also mentions the AN-72 as another type of aircraft intercepted by the BAP Sunday.


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