NATO air three times a week escorted the aircraft of Russian air force, said in Lithuania

© AP Photo / Mindaugas KulbisИстребители USAF at the airbase Zokniai, Lithuania. Archival photoNATO air three times a week escorted the aircraft of Russian air force, said in Lithuania© AP Photo / Mindaugas Kulbis

Fighters of the air forces of NATO, which the Baltic States the mission of the air police over the week three times up to the international space over the Baltic sea with the purpose of support of Russian aircraft, according to the press service of the defense Ministry of Lithuania.

The mission of the air police of NATO in the Baltic States since September 1, perform fighters of the U.S. air force F-15 Eagle air base, located in the Lithuanian city Siauliai. Before the mission in Lithuania was carried out of the Polish air force with four F-16 Fighting Falcon.

«From 13 to 19 November, fighters of the air forces of NATO, which carry out mission of air police in the Baltic States three times was raised in the international airspace over the Baltic sea to identify and escort Russian aircraft», — stated in the message of the Ministry of defense, published on the Agency’s website.

According to the defense Ministry, on 17 November, the fighters of the air forces NATO accompanied by one Il-76 and two accompanying aircraft su-27, which was flying from mainland Russia to the Kaliningrad region. «Il-76 flew with the provided pre-flight plan with radar enabled the responders in touch with the regional control center were supported. The su-27 was flying without a flight plan, answering machines and disconnected communication with the mission control center was not supported,» — said the defense Ministry.

It adds the Ministry, November 18, identified and escorted the plane Il-76 and two accompanying su-27, which was flying from Kaliningrad region to the main part of Russia. On the same day, NATO air force escorted aircraft an-26, flying from mainland Russia to the Kaliningrad region.

«An-26 liaised with the regional mission control center, flying according to the flight plan, answering machines, however, the radar was turned off,» — said the Ministry of defence.

Russian defense Ministry has repeatedly stated that all flights of videoconferencing was carried out in strict accordance with international rules of using airspace over neutral waters without violating the borders of other States.

NATO air three times a week escorted the aircraft of Russian air force, said in Lithuania© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in photobacteria NATO expansion

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