NATO reduces Baltic air policing aircraft

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Despite Russian aicraft being intercepted more and more often, NATO will be scaling back the Baltic air policing mission, reducing the number of patrol aircraft by half, announced Lieutenant-Colonel Jay Janzen, chief of media operations at Nato’s Supreme HQ Allied Powers Europe.
The decision was made despite the fact that Russian planes have been increasingly common by the borders of member countries of NATO, the EU, and of Latvia in particular. For example, a formation of twelve Russian aircraft was intercepted over the Baltic sea in late July.

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