Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity'
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Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity'
Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity'

Bombers and fighters shadowed during unusual burst of flights over Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic and Black Sea, says alliance

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theguardian.com, Thursday 30 October 2014 07.27 GMT

Nato aircraft have been scrambled to shadow Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea and fighter planes over the Baltic in what the western alliance called an unusual burst of activity as tensions remain elevated because of the situation in Ukraine.

In all, Nato said, its jets intercepted four groups of Russian aircraft in about 24 hours since Tuesday and some were still on manoeuvres late on Wednesday afternoon.

“These sizeable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European air space,” the alliance said.

A spokesman stressed there had been no violation of Nato air space, unlike a week earlier when a Russian spy plane briefly crossed Estonia’s border. But so many sorties in one day was unusual compared with recent years. (...)

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oc...-warplanes

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2014 Oct 30 23:08
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RE: Nato jets intercept Russian warplanes following 'unusual level of air activity'
Russia is surrounded by NATO, etc. so I am not surprised that the Russian air force is conducting air drills and/or 'saber-rattling' in the skies.

-_-;

In 1991 the Cold War ended (supposedly)- so why didn't NATO get disbanded or why didn't Russia get offered NATO membership? Hmm...

Plenty of Americans admire Russia for more than the pathetic political and social example of the bolsheviks. Huh?

Faugh.

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2014 Oct 31 09:20
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