The RAF has intercepted Russian aircraft over the Baltic sea

British Typhoon fighters escorted over the Baltic sea Russian electronic intelligence aircraft Il-20, announced the press service of the Royal air force.

To intercept the aircraft raised the fighters, based in Lithuania to patrol the airspace of the Baltic countries (NATO Baltic Air Policing).

it is Noted that in the framework of a NATO mission, this flight was the first for British machines that have taken up on combat duty in Lithuania on 1 may together with the air force of Spain at the air base Siauliai.

the Russian side has not yet commented on this information. About violations of the Il-20 not reported.

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