Italian Eurofighters intercept Russian warplane in Baltic

Second such interception by Italian jets in a week

(ANSA) Rome, February 3 - Italian Air Force Eurofighter jets intercepted a Russian Ilyushin 76 Candid transport aircraft over the Baltic sea Tuesday as it threatened to enter NATO airspace, military sources said.
    The Eurofighters are among four Italian warplanes deployed at Siauliai in Lithuania on a rotating NATO mission to help beef up defence of the Baltic states following the tension caused by Russian-backed separatist rebels' war with Ukrainian forces.
    On Friday two Italian fighters intercepted another Russian military aircraft that threatened to stray into NATO airspace from the Baltic sea.


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