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  • Updated: April 26, 2023

UK, German Jets Intercept Russian Spy Plane

UK, German Jets Intercept Russian Spy Plane

In a recent incident, British and German warplanes intercepted a Russian spy plane flying over the Baltic Sea.

This highlights the ongoing tensions between Russia and Western nations, particularly in the Baltic region over the war in Ukraine.

The interception of the spy plane is part of NATO's ongoing mission to patrol the airspace in the region and deter potential Russian aggression.

The Russian plane was flying in international airspace, but its proximity to NATO airspace prompted the intercept.

NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission is a routine patrol of the airspace in the region, conducted by NATO member states on a rotational basis.

The purpose of the mission is to maintain security and stability in the region and to prevent any potential threats from Russia.

In recent years, Russia has been accused of aggressive actions, including the annexation of Crimea and its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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