Fighter aircraft of the Italian air force, which protect the space of the Baltic States, on Tuesday, Were up in the air to identify aircraft tanker Il-78 air force Russia over the Baltic sea, says century
"Italian Fighter Typhoon protection of the airspace of the Baltic NATO on March 10 Were raised to identify the Il-78 air force of the Russian Federation on the Baltic sea," said the report HBC Latvia.
the Russian defense Ministry has stated many times that all the flights of aircraft of the air forces of the Russian Federation were executed and performed in strict accordance with international rules on the use of airspace over neutral waters, without violating the borders of other countries.
before NATO said about the activity of the Russian air force in the European airspace, for example over the Baltic sea. Commander-in-chief of the Russian air force, Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev called similar message news ballot box stuffing, designed to divert attention from the buildup of NATO forces very close to Russia's borders.
in connection with the situation around Ukraine, NATO has adopted a number of measures, which explains the need to provide security of the participating countries. Were strengthened mission air patrol Baltic countries (in Alliance with 2004), the aircraft with radar equipment make regular flights over Poland (joined in 1999) and Romania (joined in 2004) introduced additional NATO ships in the Baltic and Mediterranean seas.