UK scrambled fighters twice to intercept Russian aircraft in Baltic

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has scrambled Typhoon fighters twice in two days in the Baltic to intercept Russian aircraft, the defence ministry said.

British Typhoons were launched on Wednesday to intercept two SU-27 fighters and an IL-22 and escorted the formation towards Russia.

On Tuesday, British Typhoon fighters scrambled out of Ämari Air Base in Estonia in response to two Russian SU-27 fighter aircraft and one IL-22 aircraft that were flying along the Baltic coast heading towards Kaliningrad.

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