Russia intrudes into Baltic airspace

  • 2012-01-11
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - Russian intrusions into Baltic airspace in recent months are as numerous as ever before, Dennis Andersen, head of the Danish unit of military pilots stationed in the Lithuanian town of Siauliai, stated on Jan. 4. On that day, a Danish unit of F-16 fighter jets was replaced with a German unit of F-4 fighter jets and some 100 German soldiers in the rotating NATO Air Policing mission to defend the Baltic airspace. The mission has been conducted from the Siauliai military airport since 2004, when the Baltic States joined NATO.“We didn’t expect so many intrusions. W...
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