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Nato jets intercept Russian plane

  • Nato has said it intercepted a Russian spy plane flying over the Baltic Sea as tensions continue to increase in the region.

    According to the Estonian military, the Ilyushin-20 plane entered the country’s airspace, prompting Estonia to summon Russia’s ambassador.

    However, Russia says the aircraft did not violate Estonia’s airspace and was on a training flight.

    Nato said the plane took off from Kaliningrad in Russia’s Baltic coast and was initially intercepted by Danish jets before it flew north.  

     

     

    Tagged as: Nato, Russian spy plane, Baltic Sea, Estonian military, Ilyushin-20 plane, Kaliningrad, Baltic coast, Danish jets, world news