Stationed in Lithuania, the Fighters of the air police of NATO escorted flying over the Baltic sea Russian heavy military transport aircraft Il-76.
The jets flew in order to determine Board the Russian Il-76 flying to Kaliningrad region without a plan, with transponder, but without communication with dispatchers, "- said "Interfax" the officer of public relations of the joint staff captain Donatas, Suchocki.
This is the second similar incident in the last week. Before the first day of the week NATO Fighters based at the Lithuanian air base Zokniai, were raised in the air to escort 2 Russian combat aircraft An-22, who correlated the flight from Kaliningrad to mainland Russia. While in Lithuania revealed that one of the aircraft of Russia, According to the press officer who flew with the activated transponder (automatic identification of the aircraft), the other is disabled, reports the news Agency. First Commonwealth Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that the increased NATO presence in Eastern Europe due to "Russian aggression" in Ukraine. While NATO Secretary General said that the Alliance supports punishment against capital of Russia, but remains open to the exchange of political opinions. At the same time Deputy Minister of defense of Russia Anatoly Antonov said that in connection with crisis in Ukraine all the positive in relations with the Alliance collapsed, NATO has taken the course of confrontation.